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Bad ER Experience For Combat Vet

Combat Vet Sought Help During Bout Of Suicide Ideation: On January 20, 2017, as a combat vet, I called for an ambulance to take me to Lompoc ER due to combat-caused SEVERE tinnitus (ear-ringing). I was thinking seriously of suicide and wanted some help. I didn’t go to the ER expecting the staff to eradicate the …

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Provided False Information For Loan

Exit Plan Required To Qualify For Champion Center Loan of $19,090,000: Before obtaining the $19 million dollar Champion Center loan, in 2012, the District’s CEO submitted an “Exit Plan”  required by the office of California Statewide Health Planning and Development, Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division. The Exit Plan stated how the District would convert the facility into …

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Unexpected Death Rate After ER

Unexpected death sometimes occurs after a visit to the ER when the patient receives health coverage from Medicare. You may want to think about the results of a recent study.  “Early Death After Discharge From Emergency Departments,” looked at what happens when a Medicare patient (average age 69) goes to a hospital ER. When the hospital …

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Medicare Penalizes Lompoc Hospital

Too Many Patients Readmitted Within 30 Days Under the Trump administration, Medicare penalizes Lompoc hospital and many other hospitals across the country for having too many Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days. The Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospital reimbursements from Medicare have been reduced as an incentive to lower the rate of readmission. …

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Lompoc Hospital Medical Malpractice

Hospitals Carry Insurance for Medical Malpractice: When a patient is admitted to any hospital a statistical probability that something may go wrong is always present. In poor quality hospitals, more things may go wrong. However, when events have gone terribly wrong an act of medical malpractice may have occurred. Just as auto insurance is required …

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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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