Elizabeth Linneman

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If anyone needs to know the moods, or likes and dislikes, of the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC)’s residents, Elizabeth Linneman is the person with the information.

Caring for the Caregiver

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Family Caregiver Support Network Coordinator Adrianna Rojas is an advocate of researching and providing the appropriate resources and services to fit each caregiver’s need.

 Dr. David Cortese

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services welcomes Dr. David Cortese to the facility on Third Street, where he will provide a full range of Orthopaedic services to the community. Dr. Cortese is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery.

Meet Nancy Mutoro, MD (Internal Medicine)

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is proud to introduce Dr. Nancy Mutoro, MD our newest physician to join Physicians Services. Dr. Mutoro earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 2013.

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baby sleeping in supine position

Written by Cindy Blifeld, MD on in Health & Wellness

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.  This is a good time for us to review the definition of SIDS, what we know about the causes of SIDS and what we can do to implement best prevention strategies.  In addition, it is a time for us to witness and appreciate the success of public health campaigns around the world.

Tiffany Mamane

Written by Lompoc Valley Medical Center on in Staff Spotlight

Whenever someone needs something at LVMC, Tiffany Mamane quickly becomes the most popular person around. A buyer in the Purchasing Department, Tiffany is responsible for making sure essential items are ordered for hospital use – everything from pens to band-aids and sutures. “They used to call me the go-to girl,” she said. “They came to me for everything. They still do.”


Written by Mark Hadley on in Health & Wellness

Respiratory Care practitioners, or Respiratory Therapists, are the firefighters of the healthcare team at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital. We work hand-in-hand with the nurses and doctors who are in charge of the overall health and care plan for the hospital stay of a patient.

Oralia Arriaga, EVS

Written by Deanna Hall on in Staff Spotlight

Oralia Arriaga has spent almost three decades in one of the most vitally important jobs at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. But many people will never meet her, nor will they ever comprehend the full scope of her job.

LHD 5k Colorthon

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More than 200 people ran, walked and jumped through vibrant bombardments of color at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park on Saturday while participating in the 3rd annual Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon. During the event, runners and walkers were sprayed with bursts of colored cornstarch throughout the picturesque 5K course.


Patient undergoing a 3D mammogram

Written by Duard Enoch, MD on in Health & Wellness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it is a good time to be reminded that breast cancer is the most common cancer women will face in their lifetimes (except for skin cancer).  Although it is the most common cancer in women, it can actually have an excellent prognosis, especially when detected early. In fact, early detection is the single most important variable in determining the outcome.

new physician

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Introducing Dr. Dale Amanda Tylor, MD, MPH, she specializes in treating children for ear and hearing issues. She is affiliated with ENT Associates of Santa Barbara. She received her medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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Italian Salsa Verde

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Flank steak is delicious. That wasn’t always thought to be the case in culinary circles. Some time ago, flank steak was considered the cut of meat that the butcher would take home at the end of the day because it didn’t sell. It wasn’t a commonly sought after cut of beef. 

Safety Officer, Edwin Braxton

Written by Nora Wallace on in Staff Spotlight

Healthcare Security and Safety Week celebrates the role of healthcare security and safety professionals in serving healthcare facilities, personnel, patients and visitors.

The theme for Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2017 is "Fostering Safe Healthcare Environments."

Breast Cancer Exams

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Breast cancer has been found to affect an estimated 1 in 8 women in the United States. While this number seems high, breast cancer survival has also been on the rise. Survival rates are climbing not only due to innovative, high-quality treatment but also as a result of early detection. Early detection via routine screening has proven to be essential in preventing mortality from breast cancer.

Written by Nora Wallace on in Staff Spotlight

Erica Sanchez is relatively new to the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) staff, but as a Quality Improvement RN, she’s known by many of the staff. For the past few weeks, Erica has been staffing both flu clinics and a “roving cart” to provide flu shots to all LVMC staff.