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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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Unexpected Death Rate After ER

Unexpected death sometimes occurs after a visit to the ER when the patient receives health coverage from Medicare. You may want to think about the results of a recent study.  “Early Death After Discharge From Emergency Departments,” looked at what happens when a Medicare patient (average age 69) goes to a hospital ER. When the hospital …

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Lower Diagnostic Imaging Standards

  The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Imaging Department has lower diagnostic imaging standards that often do not rise to the level required by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is considered to be the gold standard by the medical community.  Yet, the Lompoc Imaging Department has had limited success obtaining accreditation for its …

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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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Lompoc Doctor Caused Miscarriage

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

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