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Food Trucks at the CCC
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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!
Consider the Risks Associated With Excessive Drinking
Excessive drinking can greatly increase a person’s risks of injuries, drowning, liver disease, some types of cancer and violence.
Staff Spotlight: Maria Dealba
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.
Family Welcomes Newest Addition
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.
Keep a Lookout for Pink Eye
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.
Where to Go, Urgent Care or ER
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.
Staff Spotlight: Ramon Hernandez
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.
Making Play a Part of the Treatment Plan for Pediatric Patients
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.
Clearing the Air on ‘Vaping’
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.
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