California is experiencing an unprecedented and exponential surge in COVID-19 cases, and staffing and other resources are becoming strained, across the State. While LVMC is currently conducting normal operations, we have plans in place to work with other hospitals in the county, healthcare networks, local healthcare coalitions, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, and our local Medical Health Operational Area Coordinators (MHOACs), to provide support needed so all California facilities can function effectively to ensure that healthcare is delivered based on ethical principles including equity.

LVMC is guided in its planning by the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) document: California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines.