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Champion Center Debacle

Champion Center Background: The Champion Center (a substance abuse treatment center) permanently closed in June 2017. It was owned and operated by the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC). This Santa Barbara County government entity was established in 1946 as the Lompoc Healthcare District (LVMC). LVMC is also referred to as a “Special District” or “District.” …

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COO Claims Care Is “World-Class”

On January 20, 2015, the Lompoc hospital Chief Operating Officer (COO), Naishadh Buch, responded to a Lompoc Record reporter’s questions about a “D” safety grade rating for the hospital. While criticizing the validity of the survey Mr. Buch stated: “We know that the quality of care that we provide, like I said, is world-class.” “World-class”? No independent …

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