When I arrived at LVMC in 1980, the primary referral hospital for services not provided locally was, and continues to be, Cottage Health. Our respective administrative and medical staffs have worked closely over the past two decades to develop a professional relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Two recent examples are the collaboration LVMC has with Cottage Health to provide immediate access to neurology consults, via tele-neurology, which is a necessary and critical component of LVMC’s stroke program and our acute heart attack program (called STEMI) which enables us to quickly transport patients needing cardiac catheterization to Cottage Health.
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As children begin a new school year, healthcare professionals are joining in the national effort to promote National Immunization Awareness Month in August. August is usually a good time for this reminder, as parents of school-age children must ensure vaccinations are up-to-date for a specific age or grade.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center has been awarded a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CMS ratings range from 1 to 5 stars and are based on quality measures, health inspections and staffing. Nursing homes with 5-Star ratings are considered to be significantly above average in quality.
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