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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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CMS Downgrades LVMC Rating To 1 Star, The Lowest Possible CMS National Hospital Rating

LVMC Rated In Lowest 8% of Hospitals Nationwide Perhaps new members of the Board of Directors will require LVMC’s COO to provide a full, written explanation. Why did the CMS Lompoc hospital rating of 2 Stars drop to 1 Star? The past Board defended previous below average CMS ratings. Here’s hoping the new Board members …

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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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Below Average Rating

CMS ranks Medicare-certified hospitals across the country on a 1 to 5 Star scale. 5-Stars is best, 1-Star is worst. In 2017 Lompoc hospital received a 2-Star ranking. That’s a below average rating and the lowest rating of any hospital in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties.  Nationwide, Lompoc hospital was rated in the …

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Patients Say It’s An Unsafe Hospital

An unsafe hospital is the theme repeated in the Lompoc Record Facebook page from May 15th. After the Lompoc Record article (May 15th) on the CMS deficiency report was published residents posted their comments. We have not included the names of the persons posting but the names appear on the Lompoc Record Facebook page. …Raggio …

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