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Lompoc Doctor Caused A Miscarriage

A Lompoc doctor caused a miscarriage for a young mother in the Lompoc ER. After the traumatic and profound loss, a lawsuit was filed by the mother. (The following report is from Santa Barbara Superior Court records.) Key Events On June 7, 2013, a pregnant woman, age 22, was admitted to the Lompoc ER at …

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Choose A Safe Hospital

It’s particularly wise to choose a safe hospital. The chance of suffering complications or death rises considerably in a hospital that rates poorly for safety. Well over 1,000 patients die every day in hospitals from preventable errors. They don’t die from any illness. They die from mistakes made by hospital staff. It’s not just the 1,000 deaths per day …

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Was A Cat Scan Required?

Post submitted June 22, 2017. I requested admittance to LVMC as a precautionary matter due to chest pains which did not match the signs of a typical heart attack.  All of the tests done were negative but four hours later they recommended I have a cat scan which I consented to. What they did not tell me …

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View 3-Minute Video: What Is Patient Safety?

Most people don’t realize that going to a hospital for any surgical procedure means there’s nearly a 1 in 5 chance that complications will follow. In a study that surveyed 44,814 patients nearly 17% developed one or more postoperative complications. Nearly 10% or 4,360 patients had to be admitted to a critical care unit immediately …

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LVMC Declines Participation In Leapfrog Hospital Safety Survey

In the fall of 2014 Lompoc Valley Medical Center received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of D. (The Leapfrog Grade uses Medicare/Medicaid data as well as information provided by each hospital.) When questioned by a reporter from the Lompoc Record about the low grade LVMC administrators said “how time-intensive the survey is and how LVMC …

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Medicare Tips on How-To-Choose a Hospital

A Medicare Guide provides useful tips for how to choose a hospital. Many folks check restaurant reviews and ratings before dining out or read consumer reports before making an important consumer purchase. It’s doubly-wise to check out a hospital since hospitals differ in their ability to meet an individual’s medical needs. Medical mistakes, which happen often, can …

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