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Lorraine Jones, MSN, RN

Lorraine Jones, MSN, RN, has been named the new Administrator of LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center. Most recently, Lorraine was the Director of the Critical Care and Emergency Departments.


Learning – and sharing – information about your own family health history can be one important step toward making healthy changes for your future.

Heart Shaped Jam-filled Sandwiches

The last thing an elementary school teacher wants is a day when students are overloaded on sticky, gooey, chocolate treats. So if you’re a parent or guardian, consider staying away from packaged candy, calorie-laden chocolate treats, and offerings packed full of added sugar and virtually no nutrition on Valentine’s Day.


It’s a painful rash disease that many people are at risk of developing – especially as they age. Shingles, also called herpes zoster, can also lead to severe nerve pain called postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN. People can suffer for months or years with PHN.

 Amy McConnaughey

This year, we are periodically spotlighting employees who volunteer their time and talents to help our community. Amy McConnaughey has been our Financial Analyst for 3 years and 4 months and volunteers as a coach for the San Francisco Junior Giants through the Lompoc Recreation and Parks Department.

Frank Smith, MD

Lompoc Valley Medical Center extends its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of former local surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Smith, who was killed in the crash of his twin-engine Aztec airplane on Jan. 17.

Jim Raggio

A ceremony was held at Lompoc Valley Medical Center Tuesday with members of the medical staff, in honor of retiring Chief Executive Officer Jim Raggio.

baby breastfeeding

January is a time of bright beginnings – a new year, a new semester for students, and for Lompoc’s newest members, the joyful early stages of infancy.