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Pertussis Epidemic Declared

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer has declared a pertussis epidemic and is urging the healthcare community to protect young infants who are most vulnerable to complications and death from pertussis. As of June 24, 2014, 4,558 pertussis cases had been reported to CDPH, more than the number reported in all of 2013. Locally, there have been 21 cases of pertussis since January, 2014 with 7 of these cases reported in June. There are three additional cases currently under investigation.

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UV Safety Awareness Month

Temperatures are up, the sun is out and we are all ready to begin enjoying our favorite outdoor activities for summer. During these long days, the average person will spend more time outside exposing themselves to ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays damage the structure of our skin cells and cause damage to the connective tissues increasing your risk of cancer. With that it in mind, it is important to understand the risks and protective measures to take while enjoying the summer.

25th Annual Flower Valley Golf Classic

Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Village Country Club

Join us for fundraising, golfing and more. Your entry fee of $150 per player includes a tee prize, a free lunch, your round of golf, a cart, a buffet dinner (at the Village Country Club) and an array of prizes. Bring a guest for the buffet awards banquet for an additional $25 per person. This tournament is limited to only 144 golfers. We recommend early registration.


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3D Mammography Offers Improved Imaging

A new device in LVMC’s Diagnostic Imaging Department offers patients access to three-dimensional imaging technology for mammograms. The GE SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis machine provides improved accuracy in finding the shape, size, and location of any irregularities in the breast.

Using low-dose, short X-ray sweeps around a compressed breast with only nine exposures, the FDA- approved technology uses a special method that removes motion from the imaging tube, helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.

A Change to ED and Hospitalist Physicians

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that effective Monday, Oct. 3, it has transitioned staff management of its Emergency Department to Premier Health Partners, Inc. and its Hospital Medicine Program to ApolloMed.

Glendale-based Premier Health Partners provides physician staffing for numerous Emergency Departments in California.


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Community Connection: Summer, 2017

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Community Connection is a quarterly publication by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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Community Connection: Summer, 2017

Keep your eye out. Our Summer issue will be arriving in mail boxes across the Lompoc Valley soon.

Community Connection is a quarterly publication by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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Graphic Design by Heather D. Woolsey

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Community Connection: Winter, 2017

Read about LVMC's new partnership with Valley Medical Group. Discover our new Solar Power initiative. Find out about our renovation of the Comprehensive Care Center.

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Community Connection is a quarterly publication by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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Community Connection: Summer, 2016

Read about LVMC's Breastfeeding Mother's Support Group. Learn about Dr. Raoufi's life-saving new practice. Find out about the exciting new PRIME projects led by Lindsey Arevalos. And discover the lasts news from LVMC.

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Community Connection is a quarterly publication by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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Community Connection: Winter, 2016

Learn about LVMC's acute stroke program and its robot doctor. Read about the new patient family advisory council. Discover Dr. Ercolini's passion for her patients and her career. And find out about Dr. Michel's new role at the hospital.

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Community Connection is a quarterly publication by Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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