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About the Hospital

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Other accreditations include the College of American Pathologist (Laboratory), 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 organization established in California and was created in 1946 by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. The District now includes a modern, 60-bed, general acute care hospital and a 110-bed skilled nursing facility. 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.

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Scope of Service

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is comprised of two facilities located in the City of Lompoc. The acute hospital is a 60-bed facility offering emergency, critical care, obstetrical, medical-surgical, and surgical services to the community. The Convalescent Care Center is a 110-bed long term care and skilled nursing facility.

The Medical Center provides services to all residents of the district from newborns to geriatric, birth through end-of-life. The Medical Center has an elaborate method of assessing the needs of the residents and patients from physical assessments that follow appropriate nursing and medical standards to external surveys to assess the future needs of the community.

The scope and complexity of care provided ranges from emergent and critical care to maintaining the activities of daily living. These services are provided 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Both the acute and CCC facilities are staffed with appropriate licensed professionals to meet the needs of the patients and residents requiring services. When appropriate, staff may be placed on call to enable them to remain at home or in the area and at the same time respond as needing.

All practice guidelines are jointly established with physicians and clinical staff and finally approved by the medical staff prior to implementation. The District complies with all state and federal guidelines as well as Joint Commission Standards.

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Mission, Vision and Values

With input from our employees, management staff, medical staff and Board of Directors, LVMC has defined our organizational mission, vision and values as follows:

Our Mission

Who We Are and What We Do:

We are a community-based healthcare organization providing quality inpatient, outpatient, and long-term healthcare services, appropriately and compassionately.

Our Vision

What We Will Be:

We will be a leader in an organized and coordinated health-care system and an advocate for good health for the Lompoc Valley and a community educator regarding healthcare issues. This will be accomplished through continually improving existing services, innovation, teamwork, and operational excellence. Our success will come through superior service, responsible use of resources, and cooperation with others.

We will achieve our purpose and vision for our patients, customers, partners, and the community by promoting the following values:

Our Values

What Guides Our Actions:

  • Maintaining the trust of our community, patients and residents.
  • Continuously striving to improve our services.
  • Communicating openly and honestly.
  • Working as a team with each other, the medical staff, our patients/customers and residents.
  • Being compassionate and caring to everyone we serve.
  • Encouraging District staff to grow professionally.
  • Using resources efficiently.

The Mural

On July 18, 2005, Ray Down, Frank Signorelli, and muralist David Blodgett cut the red ribbon to dedicate Lompoc Hospital's new mural. check out the Hospital Mural Dedication page for more information about the mural.