The following post was published on June 22, 2018. The post states that LVMC had not responded to a Public Records Act request from Transparent California and failed to provide salary data for 2016 and 2017. Within six days after this post was published, LVMC responded to an old Public Records Act request from Transparent California. LVMC submitted their salary data for 2016 to Transparent California and the data was posted on June 28, 2018.
Here is the link to the Transparent California website with LVMC salary data for 2016.
ORIGINAL POST BELOW
Local government entities such as the Lompoc Valley Medical Center are required under California Government Codes §§ 6250-6270, (the California Public Records Act), to make available public employee names and salary information upon a Public Records Act request.
While most government officials comply with Public Records Act requests, some government officials choose to break the law by refusing to provide the requested public records. The LVMC administration, under CEO Jim Raggio, chose to break the law and not respond to Public Records Act requests made by Transparent California, a non-profit that makes this information available on their website.
Transparent California requested 2016 and 2017 salary records from LVMC to no avail.
The last time LVMC reported salaries to Transparent California was in 2015 when Mr. Raggio was receiving pay and benefits of $432,068.89. Transparent California has not been able to obtain and post the figures for 2016 and 2017.
Did Mr. Raggio receive a pay raise for a hospital performance rated by CMS (2016-2018) in the lower 15.7% of hospitals nationwide? Did Mr. Raggio receive a pay raise for achieving the lowest CMS ratings of any hospital in Santa Barbara County? Did Mr. Raggio receive a pay raise for directing the Champion Center debacle that left the District owing $27 million to be paid off from District funds at over $1 million dollars a year until 2042?
The District is free to provide this information to the public to clear up any concerns held by members of the public.
Below is information from the Transparent California website for 2015.