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Physician of the Year Award - 2012

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Physician of the Year 2012 was awarded to Khawar M. Gul, M.D., of the Lompoc Valley Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Gul is a cardiologist and has been on the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) medical staff since August 2010.

Dr. Gul completed his medical training at Rawalpindi Medical College. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston Texas. He went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and a fellowship in Cardiac Computed Tomography at the University of California – Los Angeles (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center). He further specializes in being a frequent parking violator.

In his spare time, Dr. Gul likes to spend time with his family, reads and listens to music. He is currently taking flying lessons.

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The ‘Physician of the Year’ is awarded annually; the winner is selected from a list of nominated physicians by a vote of the staff of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Happy Holidays

The staff of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center would like to wish the residents of the Lompoc Valley a warm and safe holiday season.

Resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Amid festive balloons, and strawberries and ice cream, longtime Lompoc resident Enrique “Henry” Molina celebrated his 102nd birthday at Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Comprehensive Care Center, where he has lived since 2003.

Molina was joined by nieces Elisa Kuster and Connie Berroteran, great-niece Michele Heter and kind family friend Sara Rodriguez. The centenarian’s baby brother, 89-year-old Isaias Rios, was in  Marian Extended Care and unable to join the party, but sent Molina’s favorite pan dulce — the Mexican sweet rolls he loves. Isaias says he wants to reach 100 years, as his brother has, according to family members.

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Champion Center Update

While we are going through the process with Cal Mortgage to fund the center's construction, soft demolition of the old hospital has moved forward now that the asbestos and lead abatement have been completed.The contractor is currently salvaging copper and any other salvageable items. Internal walls are being torn down in preparation for the remodeling. We expect this phase to be completed in the next 3 weeks.

CCC King and Queen

Residents and staff members of the Lompoc Comprehensive Care Center have nominated Donnie Payne and Connie Terrones as King and Queen of the CCC. 

King Donnie Payne was born in Blanchard, Oklahoma 72 years ago and has lived in Lompoc for the past 13 years.  King Donnie is a horseman and owned his own horses and loves anything to do with horses.  He likes to keep up with his reading by using his Kindle every day.  King Donnie is proud to be this year’s King of the CCC.

Queen Connie Terrones was born in Guadalupe, California 86 years ago and has lived in Lompoc for most of her life.  Queen Connie is an expert seamstress who also loves to dance.  Queen Connie is proud to be this year’s Queen of the CCC.

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CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Northern Channel Islands Fish

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab and lobster taken from the northern Channel Islands located offshore of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Dangerous levels of the nerve toxin domoic acid have been detected in some of these species and may be present in the other species not yet tested. Domoic acid is a naturally occurring toxin that can cause illness or death in humans.

No cases of human poisoning from domoic acid are known to have occurred in California.

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Vibrant murals help make hospital less scary for kids.

Colorful murals are making hospitals on the Central Coast less scary for kids and some of your votes made it all possible.

You may remember, the local organization Child Life Connection won an on-line Pepsi Refresh contest last year.

The $10,000 grant was used to create children's murals at local hospitals.

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