standing on scale

Written by Cristina Ortega, RN on

Being asked to lose more weight before bariatric surgery may seem unnecessary, but doing so may reduce the risk for surgery-related complications.

Written by LVMC on

Patients who know the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass can make the best possible choice if their doctors recommend bariatric surgery for weight loss.

medication

Written by Cristina Ortega, RN on

Knowing the ins and outs of weight-loss medications and surgeries can empower patients to choose the correct treatment when they’re ready to lose excess weight.

Vaccine Update

Written by Nora Wallace on

Appointments may now be made at two Lompoc Health sites for children ages 6 months to 5 years to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations will begin July 8. 

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on

This week our CEO updates the Lompoc community on the Covid positivity rate, Covid vaccinations, and the Hospital Quality Institute.

Narcon Box

Written by Nora Wallace on

Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now a distribution site for free doses of Naloxone – commonly known as Narcan -- a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.

golfers

Written by Nora Wallace on

After a two year hiatus due to the global Covid pandemic, the nonprofit Lompoc Hospital District Foundation reached its $100,000 fundraising goal at the Flower Valley Golf Classic.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on

This week our CEO updates the community on covid cases, hospitalizations/deaths, positivity rate, vaccination clinic, and vaccination/booster statistics.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Written by Nora Wallace on

As a special part of the 2022 celebration of National Hospital Week, LVMC CEO Steve Popkin announced the creation of the LVMC Employee Wall of Honor. 

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on

This week our CEO updates the Lompoc community on COVID-19 hospitalizations, vaccination clinics, vaccination/booster statistics, and the LVMC Café Open for Educational Forums and Public Dining.

CCC

Written by Nora Wallace on

Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s skilled nursing facility, the Comprehensive Care Center, is seeking job applicants for its Nursing Assistant Training Program beginning June 20, 2022.

patient in therapy session

Written by LVMC on

Occupational therapy can help people learn how to perform essential daily tasks after experiencing or recovering from a debilitating illness or injury.

man holding gut

Written by LVMC on

Paying close attention to your diet and the foods you eat remains critical when you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some foods can trigger your IBS symptoms to make you feel uncomfortable and affect your quality of life. On the other hand, certain foods can improve your digestion and help you find relief from IBS.

woman holding her stomach in pain

Written by LVMC on

Understanding the link between stress and IBS can help people control and improve this common digestive disorder.

woman in class meditating

Written by LVMC on

Many behaviors that effectively reduce stress can also improve a person’s mood, physical health, and overall quality of life.