Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Licensing and Certification Program (L&C) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS accreditation for the acute hospital is delegated to the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ). Other accreditations include The Joint Commission (Laboratory and Champion Center), American Association of Blood Banks (Blood Bank) and American College of Radiology (Radiology).
The Medical Staff is composed of 104 qualified, licensed physicians who adhere to the strict medical standards of the State of California and Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of these staff members have had additional training and are board certified in their specialty area. These physicians represent a broad spectrum of specialties and sub-specialties, ensuring that, except in a few cases where highly specialized care is needed, patients will not have to seek medical care far from home.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center was the first operating healthcare District established in California and was created in 1946 by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. The District now includes a state-of-the-art, 60-bed, general acute care hospital and a 110-bed skilled nursing facility.
In its quest to provide new and innovative medical services to the Healthcare District, LVMC is in the process of opening a hospital-based voluntary chemical dependency treatment center – The Champion Center.
Finally, LVMC provides numerous outpatient services, from physical therapy and diagnostic imaging to laboratory services and sleep studies.
Together, these facilities provide a vast array of quality inpatient and outpatient services, health promotion and maintenance programs, as well as geriatric long-term care for District residents.