Dr Ente giving his lecture at USCF

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Lompoc neurologist Dr. Philip Ente was invited this month to conduct Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds at the University of California at San Francisco’s School of Medicine.

The school, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, invited Dr. Ente as its first speaker of 2017.

Jim Raggio, CEO

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LVMC’s Vision Statement reads: “Lompoc Valley Medical Center, in collaboration with physicians, caregivers, and the community, is recognized as a leader in a coordinated healthcare delivery system through the provision of superior quality services in a healing environment. We plan for and act to produce an ever-improving healthy future for those whom we serve.”

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More than $12,500 was raised this year for the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation from the 2016 Holiday Home Tour and Tea.

The event, which took place Dec. 11, included self-guided tours of four spectacular homes, as well as a delectable array of culinary treats at the Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Ocean’s Seven Café.

Nurses of LVMC's Birthing Center

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital was recognized this week by the California Health and Human Services Agency for surpassing a federal goal aimed at reducing Cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies.

Depression and Addiction

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Statistics confirm that there’s a definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances. Effective prevention and treatment services exist for these conditions, and improving one’s health and wellness is a key goal.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center and the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation’s Community Education Committee invite the public to a Disaster PrepareAthon on Oct. 22.

The interactive family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on LVMC’s main parking lot and lawn at 1515 E. Ocean Ave. “It is time for Lompoc to get prepared and for LVMC to help our community to help themselves with a strong brace of support from our Lompoc Fire Department, Red Cross, Lompoc Police Department, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and many local collaborating agencies,” said LVMC Outreach Coordinator Karen Ortiz.

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Some 350 people braved the scorching heat Sept. 25 for the 2nd annual Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon – and helped raise $20,000 for the nonprofit.

The Colorthon at River Park also attracted more than a dozen vendors and food trucks and kicked off with an energetic Zumba workout by Cynthia Bittle.

The Foundation is in the midst of a $2 million capital campaign to raise funds to renovate Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation facility, the Comprehensive Care Center. 

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that effective Monday, Oct. 3, it has transitioned staff management of its Emergency Department to Premier Health Partners, Inc. and its Hospital Medicine Program to ApolloMed.

Glendale-based Premier Health Partners provides physician staffing for numerous Emergency Departments in California.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, $95

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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, LVMC will be offering a $95 cash-only Screening Mammogram throughout October. 

The special includes a screening mammogram, interpretation by a radiologist and a CAD analysis.

ed patients

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"For Dr. Jason Antunez, what he did for LVMC emergency department patient Michael McDermott was “all in a day’s work.” 

But for Mr. McDermott’s wife, Susan, it was nothing short of extraordinary.

Veterans and Addiction

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The U.S. has seen a steep increase in the problem of substance abuse and alcoholism not only by civilians but by veterans and active duty military as well.

Alcohol Poisoning

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Your liver can process one serving of alcohol per hour. That means if you’re drinking, your liver can only handle within one hour the equivalent of 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled alcohol, like whiskey, tequila, gin, rum, or vodka.

Tyler Perry

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Sitting in a meeting room to plan the next Lompoc Hospital District Foundation fundraiser are a dedicated group of people who have devoted a quarter century to raising money for LVMC and hosting health education lectures for the community. In the past several years, the group has been joined by a young man — Tyler Perry — who wasn’t even alive when the Foundation first came into being almost 26 years ago.

lompoc valley medical center: hospital

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During a special meeting this week, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors approved a partnership with Valley Medical Group to purchase the building at 136 N. Third St. in order to facilitate the formation of a hospital-based clinic on the property.

The board also approved the establishment of Professional Service Agreements with Dr. Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia; Dr. William H. Gausman Jr.; Dr. Christopher Lumsdaine; Dr. Brian Taber; Dr. Bandhit Sinkaset and Dr. Rollin Bailey, who will practice at the building now owned by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.  In addition, Dr. Rod Huss also has a Professional Service Agreement with LVMC to practice at that location.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to be an integral part of the new CaringTogetherLompoc public awareness campaign aimed at the thousands of caregivers in our community.

With an estimated 5,000 caregivers in the Lompoc Valley, systems must be in place to support caregiver needs.