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Lompoc hospital rated in lower 15.7% of hospitals nationwide by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2017)
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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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Greater Risk of Death At Lompoc

A hospitalstats.org 2016 post shows that if a patient at Lompoc Valley Medical Center has a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia their chances of dying are worse than the national average at other hospitals. This finding is based on national mortality rates for critical illnesses. For a heart attack, the risk of death is …

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LVMC Rated Below Average

Lompoc Valley Medical Center was rated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at 2-Stars. That’s the lowest hospital rating for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The rating places Lompoc hospital below average nationwide. In July, 2016, CMS issued ratings for 3,617 hospitals on a 1 to 5 Star scale. Medicare …

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Consumer Reports: LVMC Has Lowest Safety Score Among Area Hospitals

Consumer Reports Safety Score. This safety score is a summary of five hospital safety categories: 1) avoiding infections, 2) avoiding readmission, 3) communicating about medications and discharge, 4) appropriate use of chest and abdominal scanning, and 5) avoiding mortality (medical and surgical). A perfect score would be 100 and the worst score would be 1. Each …

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U.S. News Lists Poorly-Performing Categories for LVMC

U.S. News has been ranking hospitals since 1990. The ranking Reports are designed to help patients identify hospitals that excel. U.S. News reports on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. “Patients deserve high-quality information on hospitals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. The underlying sources for these ratings include the American Hospital …

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reports Lompoc Valley Medical Center Fails To Provide “Safe and Quality Healthcare”

A March, 2017, CMS report detailing violations of healthcare law at Lompoc hospital concluded that thousands of patients had been put at risk. The report followed an unannounced on-site 5-day inspection in February, 2017, by a team of hospital experts sent by CMS. Substantial violations occurred in Pharmaceutical Service, Infection Control, Quality Assurance and Performance …

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