Sick Pregnant Woman

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Pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting an infection and passing it to their baby because their immune systems get suppressed. However, there are many ways to prevent infections during pregnancy.

doctor holding heart

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With heart health over the long term, optimizing behaviors in the younger decades is crucial.

blood test

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Certain health conditions can increase the risk of sepsis, which may be prevented by properly managing and treating the condition.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on COVID-19 hospitalizations, vaccination/boosters, staffing, hospital visitation, and the CCC.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Written by Naishadh Buch, PharmD on

COVID-19 remains a concern to public health and, in order to prevent its further spread in hospitals, the following limited and temporary public health requirements are necessary at this time. 

LVMC will either verify that visitors are fully vaccinated or, for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors, verify documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test within the prior 48 hours of requested entry. In the absence of either, visitors may not be granted entry into the facility (some exceptions apply, see ‘Visitor Exceptions’ below).

Vaccine Update

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Starting Feb. 9, Lompoc Valley Medical Center will provide community vaccination clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays only until further notice.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on Covid hospitalizations, Covid peak/decline, vaccination/boosters, clinics, staffing.

Sarah Read,RN

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Registered Nurse Sarah Read was named the January 2022 recipient of LVMC’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Brenton “Brent” Kraushaa

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Emergency Department Registered Nurse Brenton “Brent” Kraushaar was named Lompoc Valley Medical Center 2021 Employee of the Year during a ceremony on Monday.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on our vaccination clinics, vaccination figures, good and bad news about COVID-19 in SB county, and changes to our visitation policy.


Written by Melissa Debacker, MSN, RN, CPHQ, HACP on

Lompoc Valley Medical Center recognizes the important role of visitors in the mental health and well being of hospitalized patients. LVMC visitor guidelines have been revised to ensure patient support during hospitalization, with a focus on minimizing the spread of COVID-19 exposure to protect patients and staff. The following guidelines are based on current guidance from California Department of Public Health and in effect.

CDC covid-19 vaccine card

Written by Chad Signorelli, PharmD on

Are you confused about getting a booster or an additional vaccine dose? Consider this information when making your decision.

Take a Break

Written by Tonya Shultz, PhD, LMFT on

Have you ever been told to just cool it- calm down - settle down - let go – relax? 
The missing ingredient is, HOW do you do it? -HOW do you slow down-calm down-relax? 

patient undergoing a Pelvic Ultrasound

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A pelvic ultrasound may diagnose and treat many female conditions, including endometriosis, cervical cancer, and infertility.

Written by Hayley Esdaile on

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. The best thing you can do for your health is to focus on a diet that contains whole, nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods.