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For 2019 Lompoc hospital has been rated in the lowest 8% of hospitals nationwide by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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CMS Downgrades LVMC Rating To 1 Star, The Lowest Possible CMS National Hospital Rating

LVMC Rated In Lowest 8% of Hospitals Nationwide Perhaps new members of the Board of Directors will require LVMC’s COO to provide a full, written explanation. Why did the CMS Lompoc hospital rating of 2 Stars drop to 1 Star? The past Board defended previous below average CMS ratings. Here’s hoping the new Board members …

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CEO’s Hospital Fined $150,000

Becker Hospital Review Newsletter Reports On Hospital Fines On August 24, 2018, the Becker Hospital Review reported that for the years 2012-2017 the California Department of Public Health issued over $1 million in fines to 13 California hospitals for serious incidents. Parkview Hospital Receives Second Highest Fines In State Among the 13 hospitals cited, Lompoc’s new …

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Embezzlement At District Hospital?

Antelope Valley District Hospital & Allegations of Embezzlement The Antelope Valley District Hospital CEO, Michael Wall, and the CFO, Colette Nichols, have been placed on administrative leave, according to a report in the Antelope Valley Press. The CEO recently received a 5% pay raise, increasing his annual salary from $770,000 plus benefits to $808,000, with …

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SB Indy Criticizes Champion Center

The Santa Barbara Independent published a brief summary on June 28, 2018, of the Grand Jury report on the  Champion Center. The columnist, Nick Welsh, described what happened as a “horror story of eyes-wide-shut financial planning….” “The Grand Jury concluded the hospital district failed to pursue basic due diligence before entering into the deal. It …

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