Jim Raggio has been employed as the chief executive officer of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) since 1998. He came to LVMC in 1980 and managed the clinical laboratory. His responsibilities were expanded in 1987 when he was promoted to Director of Clinical Services. He left the district in 1995 to become administrator of a multi-specialty medical group in Lompoc and returned to LVMC in 1998 as CEO
Lompoc Valley Medical Center is the first healthcare district established in California. Healthcare districts were formed by the state legislature in 1946 to provide needed access to acute hospitals for residents in rural areas of California.
Raggio is active in the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, CenCal Health, Beta Healthcare Group, Santa Barbara Special District Association, Hospital Association of Southern California, Lompoc Rotary Club and YMCA.