As the major provider of healthcare services in the area, LVMC continues to be a vital health resource for the citizens of the Lompoc Valley.
In 2005 the LVMC Board of Directors, faced with state mandated seismic retrofit requirements, decided the community would be better served by building a new modern facility rather than retrofit the current 67-year-old building. Subsequently, on September 13, 2005, voters in the district passed a $75 million bond measure with a state record of 87% voter approval. Construction on the new 60-bed hospital began shortly after Measure E passed.
This new hospital is under construction and currently scheduled to start accepting patients in March 2010. The hospital’s forward-thinking designers have incorporated evidenced-based-design techniques that assures the facility will be one of the best healthcare facilities on the Central Coast.
The Lompoc Hospital Foundation has begun an ambitious capital campaign for the new facility since none of the $75 million bond proceeds can be used to purchase movable furniture and/or equipment. The current budget to acquire state-of-the-art furniture and equipment for our new hospital is $4 million, and the Lompoc Hospital Foundation has already contributed $1 million of this amount.
We are looking to members of the community, organizations, and grant opportunities to raise the balance of $3 million.
We assure you that 100% of all donations will go directly to the fund for the purchase of furniture and equipment. Because The Foundation is staffed primarily with volunteers, we have virtually no overhead expenses. Any costs for mailing or printing of material for the campaign will not be paid out the donations made to the Capital Campaign. Memorial payments may be extended over a five-year period.