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Dolores Cacho

Dolores V. Cacho is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in LVMC’s Laboratory Services department. She works three-night shifts, followed by a day shift. She was hired in September 2002, and in the second quarter of 2011 was chosen as Employee of the Quarter.

First Responder

Early next month, residents of Lompoc can learn the basic skills to keep people with potentially life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives. The Lompoc Hospital District Foundation has asked me to present FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) training called “Stop the Bleed.” The lecture and training will be given from 6 to 8 pm September 4, but reservations are required by August 31. The class will be held in the Ocean’s Seven Café at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.


diagram of Cholesterol in arteries

Cholesterol can be confusing. You may hear your primary care physician talk to you about your “cholesterol numbers,” but what do they really mean? And do you know that the foods you eat can change your levels? The Centers for Disease Control wants to make sure you know the difference between myth and facts when it concerns cholesterol. It’s important to commit to getting your cholesterol checked annually, so you can learn more about your risks of heart disease and stroke.

electrical lines

Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons – including earthquakes, floods, wildfires or a Public Safety Power Shut-off, or PSPS.

PG&E has recently announced plans to shut off power during critical fire activity to reduce the risk of wildfire. The Public Safety Power Shutoff may lead to multi-day outages throughout California during periods of extremely hot, dry and/or windy weather.

Preparing for an PPS Fact Sheet
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Preparing for an PPS Fact Sheet
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Adrianna Rojas

Adrianna Rojas is the Support Coordinator for LVMC’s Family Caregiver Support Network. She was hired in August 2017. The Family Caregiver Support Network (FCSN) is a resource center for Lompoc residents to access education, referrals and supportive services to aid in the delivery of care for their loved ones. 

Cara Sims

Cara Sims is a Clinical Laboratory Assistant at the acute hospital. She was hired in April 1995.


mother feeding her baby food

As the 6-month mark approaches, many moms have questions about how to balance starting solid foods while maintaining their breastfeeding relationship. It’s important to note that although your baby’s intake is going to start expanding to a variety of table foods, your breast milk remains a very important component of their diet during the first year and beyond.

woman checking her blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and people are at higher risk if they are African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American/Pacific Islanders.