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Lompoc Valley Medical Center has earned the designation of “Acute Stroke Ready Hospital” from Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services. The designation is part of a new collaboration between LVMC and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and includes the use of round-the-clock teleneurology access via the use of an InTouch Health computerized “neurologist on wheels.”

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Ellis to the position of administrator of the Comprehensive Care Center. Ellis was previously the Director of Nursing at the CCC, the district's skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Ellis began working at LVMC in 2010 as a registered nurse the Critical Care Unit. She has also served as Charge Nurse and CCU Nurse Manager. Ellis recently earned a Master's of Science in Nursing, or MSN, degree.

From Emergency care to knee repair, Lompoc Valley Medical Center is working hard to offer quality healthcare, close to home. Our new television commercials define our commitment to the community.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center announces the formation of a new Patient and Family Advisory Council, a group designed to forge a strong partnership between its healthcare professionals and the community.

Applications are now available for community members interested in serving on the council.

“We want members of the community to actively participate on this advisory council for positive change, by sharing their perspectives on a range of topics and process improvements,” said Marissa A. Goodson, Patient and Family Engagement Coordinator at LVMC.

Those interested in applying can now download an application here or pick up a copy at LVMC Administration office during business hours Monday through Friday.

After an application and interview process, those chosen for the Council will begin meeting in February 2016.

“Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council will create a team that includes members of the community, hospital staff, physicians and administration. The team’s goal is to assist LVMC to improve the health of the community we serve,” explained Quality Improvement/Risk Management Director Melissa DeBacker. “Through the Patient Advisory Council, the members will provide opportunity for learning, influence culture change, raise awareness and help improve patient safety and satisfaction outcomes.”

For more information on the application or council, contact Marissa Goodson at (805) 737-5738.

Download an Application

Three unique homes and one senior day center, each beautifully decorated for the winter holidays, are set for touring Sunday, Dec. 13, for the Lompoc Hospital Foundation’s annual Holiday Home Tour and Candlelight Tea.

The self-guided tour takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., and encompasses homes in Lompoc and Vandenberg Village.

A traditional holiday tea, featuring a scrumptious array of Lompoc Valley Medical Center Chef Michael Despres’ finest foods, includes his traditional gingerbread house. The tea will be held at the Ocean’s Seven Café, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at: The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau; Union Bank of California; CVS Pharmacy in Lompoc; Lompoc Valley Medical Center Administration and CoastHills Federal Credit Union.

For mail order, send check to: Lompoc Hospital Foundation, PO Box 833, Lompoc, CA 93438.

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