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The Art of Caring. The Science of Care.

At LVMC: Hematology-Oncology, the registered nurses see themselves as patient advocates. With more than 1,000 cancer patients treated by Dr. Donna Walker, those nurses help coordinate the myriad aspects of care needed for each individual patient. At the center of patient care at Hematology-Oncology, RNs Kari Cox, Jessica Lopez, and Jae Dial are celebrated in May for Oncology Nursing Month.

Nancy Mutoro, MD

Physician Profile: Dr. Nancy Mutoro, MD

Dr. Nancy Mutoro was looking for a place to practice medicine, she considered the importance of working for a facility that treats people like individuals, rather than a number. With that philosophy driving her, she found Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Clinical Lab Scientist

Clinical Lab Scientist as a Career

I am a Clinical Lab Scientist and I have been working in laboratories for almost 40 years. I had not heard of that type of job until I was almost 20 years old, so it was certainly not something I had been working toward in middle school and high school.

family caregiver

Are you a Family Caregiver?

Identifying oneself as a caregiver presents challenges for each of us. We often identify as our role or relation to others: a spouse, a sibling, friend or a neighbor, rather than call ourselves a caregiver. But it is important to recognize, as a caregiver, you are not alone.