LVMC

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Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  

Patti Field

in LVMC News

LVMC staff got creative amid the COVID-19 pandemic today in order to celebrate a cherished employee. Longtime Registered Nurse Patti Field had been looking forward to being recognized Tuesday night at the hospital district’s biannual Ceremony of Champions. The event was postponed due to the pandemic.

rendering COVID-19 virus

in LVMC News

We want to update you on the latest information regarding COVID-19, as well as provide our best recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus, based upon guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations. Please keep in mind that the guidance and recommendations from these organizations continue to evolve and are subject to change. Also, we’re pleased to announce Lompoc Health patients now have access to TeleVisits with many of our providers.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community:

Below, please find an update regarding the COVID-19 situation from the Lompoc Valley Medical Center perspective.  I intend to provide updates weekly, or as needed.

Flower Valley Golf Classic

in Foundation

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become necessary to reschedule the annual Flower Valley Golf Classic tournament, originally set for May 15, 2020, to Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Mission Club in the Lompoc Valley. All other details of the tournament remain the same for the new date. Please see LHDFoundation.org for more details and updates.

guy wearing scarf as a face mask

in Advisories

California’s public health officials today released guidance on the use of cloth face coverings to protect against COVID-19 for Californians who must leave their homes to conduct essential activities. The guidance does not require people to wear face coverings – and is not a substitute for the state’s current guidance regarding social distancing and hand washing. The state also does not recommend Californians use N-95 or surgical masks, which are needed for our health care workers and first responders who will be there for when our lives at risk.

Read more on PublicHealthSBC.org

Mother in OB bed

in Health & Wellness

I know this is a stressful time, when instead of focusing on this joyful time before the delivery of your baby, you may have concerns or fears related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please be assured that the OB staff at LVMC are dedicated to providing you with the best support we can during this hard time.

Harbor Freight

in LVMC News

LVMC and its staff are extremely grateful to Eric Smidt and his company, Harbor Freight, for the donation of two pallets full of Personal Protective Equipment. 

Chloroquine

in Advisories

Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health officials should discourage the public from misusing non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate (a chemical used in home aquariums). Clinicians should advise patients and the public that chloroquine, and the related compound hydroxychloroquine, should be used only under the supervision of a healthcare provider as prescribed medications.

Read more on emergency.cdc.gov

pregnant screening

in Health & Wellness

Parents are likely experiencing a significant increase in pressure and concern while pregnant or caring for a newborn during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

lvmc staff unloading truck of supplies

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center expresses its thanks and gratitude to L3Harris Technologies at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the generous and much-needed donation of Tyvek isolation coveralls.

LVMC

in LVMC News

As of 9:30 am Thursday, March 26, Lompoc Valley Medical Center was notified by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department that one of our screened patients tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The patient was not hospitalized and is in self-quarantine. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department staff are monitoring the status of the patient, as it is with all other Santa Barbara County COVID-19 positive patients.

latino using test strips

in Health & Wellness

COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone, including seniors, but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.

Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately.

This website includes information in Spanish and English on what Hispanic/Latino people with diabetes should know and do about COVID-19.

Visit www.LatinoDiabetes.net and share this resource with your firends and family.

Steve Popkin

in LVMC News

Dear Lompoc Valley Community,

The administration and staff of Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc Health and the Comprehensive Care Center are thankful for the outpouring of support in recent days for our healthcare workers. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community members, our medical staff and our employees.

to do list written on paper

in Health & Wellness

As the nation continues to learn more about the Coronavirus and its health-related impacts, the Centers for Disease Control is urging households to prepare for outbreaks in their own communities.