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Lompoc Champion Center Debacle

Background: The Lompoc Valley Medical Center, a California Healthcare District that is also a Santa Barbara County government entity, (a non-profit), has operated a district hospital since 1946 with a history of poor performance. (Rated in 2016 & 2017 by CMS in the lower 15.7% of hospitals nationwide.) The District claimed there was an “unmet …

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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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