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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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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 FLAG WITH CMS LETTERS3,617 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


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