in Patient Stories

Seeing my father struggle with weight has been a part of my life from my very first memory. Every day, I could see the difficulty he had moving and breathing. The shame and guilt that he had from eating just like a “normal person” because of his size were evident everywhere we went. I saw it even when I was a small child – people would stare at him all the time because of his size.

Syringe of Hepatitis A Vaccine

in Advisories

Three people in San Luis Obispo County were recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A following their attendance at a private catered event.

breastfeeding mother with child

in Health & Wellness

A Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Self Care

The birth of a new baby brings tremendous joy as a family grows and welcomes new life into the world. Just as a baby is born, so too is a mother, and the postpartum period marked by so much happiness can also be a time of intense transition.

Clarissa VanCura, RN

in Staff Spotlight

Clarissa Van Cura is an admissions discharge nurse at the Comprehensive Care Center. She was hired in 2012 to work in the Medical/Surgical department at LVMC and moved to the CCC in the fall of 2013. She earned Employee of the Quarter honors in 2017.

Elizabeth McKenzie

in Patient Stories

When Elizabeth McKenzie arrived as a patient at the Comprehensive Care Center, she says she could “wiggle one foot, wiggle one hand, and flap my lips.”


in Advisories

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) has confirmed the first case of measles in the county since 2016. The person identified is a resident of Santa Barbara in his 20s. The individual is considered infectious between May 25, 2019, through June 2, 2019, but has been in isolation since May 29, 2019.

Lorena Martinez

in Staff Spotlight

Lorena Martinez is a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Comprehensive Care Center. She was hired as an Environmental Services technician in August 2015. Last year, she was accepted to – and passed – the CCC’s CNA class.

Lompoc Health Staff accepting Intralere Award

in LVMC News

Lompoc Health — North H Center has been named the winner of the Intalere Healthcare Achievement Award in the category of Community Impact and Innovation.

Maria Manzanarez

in Staff Spotlight

Maria Manzanarez has been employed as an Environmental Services technician at the Comprehensive Care Center since last August. She has lived in Lompoc for about eight years.

diabetes diagram

in Infographics

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how a body turns food into energy. The three main types of diabetes are: Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes (or developing diabetes while pregnant).

nurse with patient

in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is committed to providing safe, high quality,compassionate and patient-centered healthcare services to our community.

There are two important aspects of that care: the clinical quality (as measured by outcomes) and the patients’ perspective (as measured by various surveys). We take both of these very seriously. We want to make sure that you get the best care possible.

NHC Urgent Care team

in LVMC News

As we approach the sixth month of patient care at Lompoc Health – North H Center, we are working diligently to ensure our community has comprehensive access to primary and specialty care. We continue to recruit healthcare providers who want to live and work in our community, while also expanding services — such as adding a centralized call center — to ensure our patients receive timely, efficient medical treatment.

Dr. Baeke with dog bite patient

in Patient Stories

When plastic surgeon Dr. John Baeke first saw 7-year old Marsahn Elijah Emerson in the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Emergency Department last December, the little boy’s head was a mass of bloody lacerations and punctures.

doctor examining patients skin spot

in Health & Wellness

Almost 5 million people are treated annually for skin cancer in the U.S. On “Melanoma Monday,” the American Academy of Dermatology is making a special effort to increase awareness about skin cancer.

ccc kitchen staff and new meals items

in LVMC News

One recent lunchtime, Sharon “Carol” Varela was seated at a table at the Comprehensive Care Center, sharing a meal with her daughter and granddaughter.