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caregiver and spouse

There are still some seats available for people able to attend the Lompoc Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 17. The special appreciation event includes vendor booths and resources to fit the caregiving needs of community members.

Rolanda Cordero

At one point in her life, Rolanda Cordero was headed to a career as an accountant. A chance discussion with a cousin had her switching to learning about becoming an X-Ray technician.

Joe Osegueda

Joe Osegueda is one of the many people who keep Lompoc Valley Medical Center running – from behind the scenes. A 25-year LVMC employee, Joe is a cook in the Dietary Services Department. He’s one of the dietary staff responsible for preparing patient meals, and he’s also often the person coordinating the preparation of 1,500 meals every month for beneficiaries of Meals on Wheels – a service few people realize is provided by the hospital district.


Lompoc Valley Medical Center has created a Medication Reconciliation Team comprised of specially trained pharmacy technicians whose job it is to ensure a patient’s at-home prescriptions are in sync with those taken while in the hospital.

Karen Probst

Lompoc Valley Medical Center Case Management Registered Nurse Karen Probst spent much of her adult life raising her children, volunteering and working in youth ministry.

Lompoc Valley

On November 13th, at 6 pm Jim Raggio, CEO will discuss the planned acquisition of the Sansum Clinic Lompoc practice and answer questions about the transition of services and staff. In preparation for the event, we have provided answers to frequently asked questions.

LVMC Quality Team

National Healthcare Quality Week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impacts these professionals make in their organization, including Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC). Chief Medical Officer Randall Michel, M.D., F.A.C.S., said he has had the opportunity during the past three years to directly observe the impact that a well-run Quality Assurance department can have on the practice of medicine at LVMC.

mother and child carving pumpkin

Food allergies don’t need to be the spookiest thing this Halloween. Preparation before heading out for trick-or-treating is key. For parents and children with food allergies, the prospect of receiving the variety of Halloween treats, such as packaged goodies, cookies and candy, can be scarier than even the most gruesome costume.