Food Trucks

in LVMC News

At the Corner of East Walnut Ave and North 4th St.

Our Comprehensive Care Center invites you to bring your appetite to the May Moveable Meals Fest! Every Thursday in May, a local food truck vendor will be near the corner of East Walnut Avenue and North 4th Street, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Purchase the meal of your choice and relax on our grassy lawn for your lunch and some friendly conversation, or take it to go. Bring your wallet, your appetite, a blanket or chair and enjoy!


in LVMC News

If you’re like many people, there are probably a few unused or expired prescription medications in your bathroom or cabinets.

Naomi Hopkins, her baby and her obgyn Dr. Huss

in Patient Stories

Lompoc resident Naomi Hopkins has been a patient of Dr. Rod Huss’ for a year, and last October, he delivered her daughter, Phoenix Skye White.

man sitting alone with several empty bottles

in Health & Wellness

Excessive drinking can greatly increase a person’s risks of injuries, drowning, liver disease, some types of cancer and violence.

Maria Dealba

in Staff Spotlight

Maria Dealba is a Patient Accounting Representative at LVMC and was hired in 1999 as a Certified Nursing assistant, working at the Comprehensive Care Center and the Medical/Surgical department. She has also worked as a receptionist in Physical Therapy and admitting. She has worked in Patient Accounting since 2002. 

Pamela martin speaking with Dr Cortese

in Patient Stories

Lompoc resident Pamela Martin hasn’t had the best of luck with her bones. But lucky for her, she found orthopedic surgeon David Cortese, MD.

Emily Bertsch

in Staff Spotlight

Emily Bertsch is a Nurse Practitioner at our Lompoc Health &emdash; Hematology-Oncology Center.  She was hired in July 2017 but previously worked for LVMC from 2010-2013.

Gonzalez Family

in Patient Stories

For the Gonzalez family, the arrival this week of newborn Paul Augustine Gonzalez is lucky #13. Maria and Jose Gonzalez welcomed tiny Paul at 8:33 pm on Tuesday in LVMC’s Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum department, with assistance from OBGYN Dr. Rod Huss.

kid with pink swollen eyes

in Advisories

Most parents have encountered the highly contagious inflammation known as “pink eye” at some point. Also known by its medical term of “conjunctivitis,” it is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Crispy Cheddar Fish Sticks

in Healthy Cooking

If you’re looking for ways to eat healthier, consider leaving behind the tried-and-true frozen fish sticks for this fresh and flavorful dinner.

Buck Sharp

in Staff Spotlight

Will “Buck” Sharp has been a pharmacist at Lompoc Valley Medical Center for nine years. A native of Hollister, CA, he previously owned Valley Rexall pharmacy for 30 years and sold it in 2005.

Patient with Urgent Care Doctor

in Health & Wellness

When you’re not feeling well, or have a sudden illness or injury, you may be confused about your best options for medical care. In those times, you might be wondering whether you should go to the Emergency Department, or Urgent Care, or wait to see your primary care physician.

 Ramon Hernandez

in Staff Spotlight

This year, LVMC is periodically spotlighting its employees who volunteer their time and talents to help our community. Ramon Hernandez has been with us for 8 ½ years and works as a Plant Operations Assistant. He currently volunteers his free time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and Jr. Giants Baseball coach.

child in hospital bed

in Health & Wellness

When I first moved to Lompoc, I had a new experience at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. I had already spent years working as a Certified Child Life Specialist in a children’s hospital, but moving here with my family and then 2-year-old son, I had my first experience in the hospital as the mom of a child having minor surgery.

man vaping

in Health & Wellness

Earlier in my medical career, I was a retained expert to testify against RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris and the American Tobacco Corporation in a federal lawsuit on the subject of the effects of cigarette smoking. In other words, this is a topic for which I have more than a passing familiarity.