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Our goal is to stimulate a frank, public discussion that leads to major improvements in care & safety at Lompoc hospital.
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Dangerous Pathogens In Pharmacy

Dangerous pathogens in pharmacy were discovered by Lompoc hospital staff on June 28 and December 21, 2016. The airborne pathogens were found in the work area where intravenous (IV) medications are mixed. According to the CMS Validation Survey of Februrary 10, 2017 these microorganisms could have entered IV medications that were administered to patients. The …

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Filing A Complaint

A frank, public discussion of hospital deficiencies may lead to improved Lompoc hospital performance. However, sometimes filing a complaint with the state licensing entity is the best way to ensure improvements at the hospital. Why? When state licensing finds a deficiency, they impose legally binding compliance. A citizen cannot legally bind the hospital to correct …

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Firing Experienced Nurses

A Lompoc blogger claims that firing experienced nurses who were part of an experienced LVMC administrative nursing staff is a key reason for multiple safety problems at the hospital. Firing Experienced Nurses Contributes To LVMC’s Dismal Record “Since the opening of the new hospital facility (2010), in an effort to save money, the administrators managed to …

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No Problems With This Facility

“The quality of care here is tremendous. There are absolutely no problems with this facility…” CEO Jim Raggio in the Lompoc Record on 5/15/17. A lawsuit filed on December 16, 2016, states that a patient had a hernia procedure at Lompoc hospital that went terribly wrong. The complaint alleges that Lompoc hospital general surgeon Dr. William …

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Foreign Object Found In Mother

A Lompoc mother took home more than her baby when she left LVMC. A month later she went to the ER complaining of high fever, difficulty urinating, and a foul vaginal odor. A foreign object found in mother was the cause. The ER doctor found a piece of gauze sponge left inside her for the …

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Employee Criticizes CEO Pay

On Glassdoor, one employee railed against the pay disparity between executives and staff at LVMC: “Our CEO is in the local newspaper making $300,000 a year plus a car allowance. Let me tell you… NOBODY, I know (worker ants) wanted to see that!! That was insulting.” (Actually, the California State Controller’s Office reports that CEO …

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Risk of Death Is Greater

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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