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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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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 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. 

Lindsey Arevalos

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Lindsey Arevalos, a 2007 Lompoc High School graduate, is the project coordinator of LVMC’s Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal program also known as PRIME. The ve-year, multi- million dollar initiative, is part

of the Medicaid 2020 waiver approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on December 30th, 2015.

Norman Skau cooking in CCC kitchen

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As a young boy, Norman Skau grew up around a diverse elderly population at the Solvang Lutheran Home, where his mother Hanne was the on-staff nurse. The home, next door to the onetime Atterdag College, was full of residents who became quasi- grandparents to the youngster, giving him a lifelong appreciation for seniors.

IMERY’S Health and Safety Manager Bruce Coggin LVMC Chief Information Officer Jim White

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IMERYS Minerals California recently granted LVMC a hilltop location to place solar panels to energize data equipment. LVMC placed a four-panel solar station on a section of IMERYS property that is not useable for the company’s mining operations. CEO Jim Raggio thanked the Corporation for its generous donation and said the district “appreciates the positive working relationship” with IMERYS.

“Our strategic relationship with IMERYS has resulted in a huge cost savings for LVMC”