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Medicare Penalizes Lompoc Hospital

Too Many Patients Readmitted Within 30 Days Under the Trump administration, Medicare penalizes Lompoc hospital and many other hospitals across the country for having too many Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days. The Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospital reimbursements from Medicare have been reduced as an incentive to lower the rate of readmission. …

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Champion Center Debacle

Board of Directors Fails To Protect LVMC Assets: Board of Directors Responsible for Champion Center Debacle: Raymond Down, Jr., Mary Sharp, Roger McConnell, Linual White Jr., David McAninch, III, MD “Let’s be clear. Our need to conceal what we did takes priority over the public’s right to know what we did.” Champion Center Debacle: *  Board …

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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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