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Remote Access

For all physicians who wish to access Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) hosted patient health information while offsite, please use LVMC "Physician Connect”. Support and office staff will need to use LVMC "Clinician Portal".

Access will be granted once all of the appropriate forms (available below) are fill-out and returned.

Fill out these forms:

Return your compelted forms To:

Information Systems
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Fax: (805) 737-5700
Phone: (805) 737-5751

Breast Density Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB1538 requiring health facilities performing mammography examinations, such as Lompoc Valley Medical Center, that identify patients having heterogeneously dense breasts or extremely dense breasts, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology, to include such existence of heterogeneously dense breasts in the summary of the written report that is sent to the patient.

The State of California Legislature has recently passed but not funded a law mandating that radiologists must report to the patient her breast density in the patient lay letter and that increased density could increase the patients risk for breast Cancer. To find out more click the link below:

Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance Letter about Breast Density.

Medical Staff Services

For all medical staff activities including credentialing applicants for initial and reappointment; distributing information regarding membership and privileges to appropriate departments; preparing committee agendas and packets; and recording meeting minutes.

Office hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Phone: (805) 737-3303
Fax: (805) 737-3326
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Medical Staff Resources

Bylaws & Rules & Regulations PDF Versions

Health Information Management

Mission Statement

The Health Information Management Department is the caretaker of medical records. They collect all medical information into a chart and disperse patient information as needed to all other departments within the hospital and as necessary to outside agencies, while maintaining confidentiality and security of all our medical records.

Scope of Service

The HIM Department is responsible for all requests of all patient's care needs by making the medical record information easily assessable to all other departments and clinicians at all times and to the patient's when records are requested for follow-up care of their treatment.

The scope and complexity of patient's care needs met by this department include the transcribing of the Physicians dictation and the availability and access of the patients record for continuity of care. The appropriateness, clinical necessity, and timeliness of support services is provided by or through the HIM department by the HIM Director, coders, analyst, transcriptions, and clerks.

Normal staffing hours in the HIM department is available during the hours of 6:30 am - 8pm Monday - Friday and weekend coverage 7am - 4:30pm. After hours the house supervisor handles the coverage for the HIM Department, and if needed the HIM beeper or home phone can reach Director.

The level of care or services provided by the HIM department meets the patient's needs by the accessibility of the medical record information.

The standard and or practice guidelines utilized by the HIM department include the following: the HIM Policy and Procedure Manual, CHA Consent Manual, Health Information Manual, JCAHO and Title22 Standards, and the Rules and Regulations and Bylaws of the Medical Staff.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737- 3330

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Quality Improvement

The Quality Improvement Department is available to all departments of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center. We assess the needs of the patients and our staff by continuous monitoring of quality improvement efforts. The scope and complexity of the needs met by this department include addressing and reducing risks for our patients/residents and staff; assisting with the Physician Peer Review process; tracking quality improvement efforts of the medical staff and the departments of the acute and long-term care facilities; evaluating overall patient satisfaction; and reporting findings to the Board of Directors. The support services provided by and through our department are prioritized and addressed in a timely manner. Staffing in the department consists of a full time Director, one full time QI Data Analyst, a Quality Improvement RN 32 hours/week and an Infection Control Nurse 8 hours per week. The hours of the department are from 7:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. The Director is available by cell phone for risk management issues after-hours. For standards and practice guidelines, we use the Lompoc Healthcare District's policy and procedure manuals, The Joint Commission Manual, Title 22, OSHA guidelines, Medical Staff By-Laws and Rules & Regulations, CHA Consent Manual, and Program BETA for risk management issues.

Director: Linda Everly, RN BSN MHA CPHQ

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3358

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Nursing Administration

Mission Statement

Nursing Administration is a team of skilled professional nurse leaders and an administrative secretary that oversees compassionate, cost effective service for patients and families and provides appropriate support to nursing staff, physicians and other departments.

Scope of Service

The Nursing Department services basic medical & surgical patients of all ages as inpatients, outpatients, or observations patients. Nursing assesses patient care needs utilizing a practice model, which encompasses the mind, body, and spirit into a total caring attitude and is the link between service and knowledge, practice and process and between the environment and technology. Each nursing unit uses the standards of care developed by the professional society for that specialty. When the services provided cannot meet patient needs, nursing prepares, supports, & whenever necessary, accompanies patients to the appropriate care setting.

Nursing care is provided 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for all nursing departments. If a department is closed because there are no patients, either float staff, department directors of the nursing supervisor provide patient care until staff arrives.

Staffing is done by acuity where census is sufficient for patient classification use and it is not legislated by Title 22.

The procedure manual used is the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 6th edition. A combined Nursing Policy & Procedure Manual exists for issues and procedures unique to the facility. Each nursing department with the exception of the Med/Surg unit also has a manual specific to the unit. The Director of Nursing, Nursing Unit Directors, nursing staff the medical staff where appropriate, and the Board of Directors review all manuals and standards annually.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737- 3371

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Information Systems

The Information Systems Department is a department of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, providing a wide variety of technical and support services to employees and directors at the Acute Hospital and Comprehensive Care Center. The department's office is located adjacent to the Acute hospital at 223 South C Street, Lompoc California. The office is open five (5) days a week, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Chief Information Officer and supporting staff are available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year, via the help desk call center.

The purpose of the department is to assist managers and staff in the selection of computer hardware and software; facilitate the education of employees in using new equipment/programs; maintain all computers and networks within the District; and maintain other communications equipment including the telephone and voice‑mail systems.

Director: Jim White, CIO

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-5756

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