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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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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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