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Doris Hansen

You might want to call Doris Hansen “The Candy Lady.” That’s because she’s the Lompoc Hospital District Women’s Auxiliary volunteer responsible for making sure the candy selection is stocked full in the hospital Gift Shop.

Employee getting vaccinated

The arrival of October also signals that it’s time to get a flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, recommend getting a flu vaccine before flu season begins spreading in the community. Because it takes an estimated two weeks after a shot for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, it’s important to get the shot as early as possible.


Dr. Kali Freeman

Dr. Kali Freeman knew she’d found her professional calling while going through rotations in medical school.

She’d always loved chemistry, and initially thought she’d become a pharmacist. She opted instead for medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and enjoyed all of the rotations in the various specialties.

Dr. Vuthoori

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori, LVMC Co-Chair of Internal Medicine and CEO of V2Health, wasn’t expecting a lot of excitement on his American Airlines flight from Miami to Las Vegas this week. But luckily, Dr. Vuthoori was in the proverbial “right place at the right time,” when a fellow passenger went into medical distress.


Sepsis Awareness

During Sepsis Awareness Month, Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) wants to make sure our community understands this very serious condition. According to the Sepsis Alliance, nearly 3 million people in the U.S. are affected each year by sepsis.

Norm Grimes

When Norm Grimnes retired from his long-time employment with Southern Pacific Railroad, he found himself with “plenty of time” on his hands.


nursing staff

September 23-29 is Nursing Professional Development Week.  This provides an ideal opportunity to recognize the education accomplishments of Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s (LVMC’s) nursing staff. Nurses are expected to function at a high level, in ever-changing conditions, to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Angela Fichtner

Angela Fichtner was always interested in nursing, but after graduating Lompoc High School in 1995, she wasn’t ready to pursue higher education.