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 based the ratings on 64 individual measures that are published on its Hospital Compare website. Medicare measures are called Hospital Acquired Conditions (certain types of infections, death, falls, etc.). This information is provided by the hospitals to CMS from the billing records.
CMS provided a simple way for consumers to judge the quality of hospitals with the simple 1 to 5 scale. Just 83 hospitals received the top rating of five Stars and 112 hospitals received the lowest rating of 1 Star. Lompoc Valley Medical Center came out below the national average while Cottage Santa Barbara and Goleta came out at 5 Stars. That put the in the upper 1.8% of hospitals nationwide, among a select group of 83 hospitals nationwide.
|Overall Rating||Number of Hospitals (N=4,598, %)|
|5 stars||83 (1.81%)|
|4 stars||946 (20.57%)|
|3 stars||1,794 (39.02%)|
|2 stars||694 (15.09%) Lompoc Valley Medical Center|
|1 star||112 (2.44%)|
|N/A UNRATED||969 (21.07%)|
Lompoc Valley Medical Center – 2 Stars
Marian Regional Medical Center – 3 Stars
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – 5 Stars
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital – 3 Stars
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital – 5 Stars
French Hospital Medical Center – 4 Stars
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center – 4 Stars
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital – 3 Stars