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Hospital Staff Failed To Use Sterile Alcohol

The staff failed to use sterile alcohol even though a Lompoc hospital policy required sterile alcohol for cleaning areas in the hospital pharmacy. Instead of following proper procedures the hospital staff negligently used non-sterile alcohol and non-sterile water to clean the pharmacy area where IV medications are mixed. This finding was reported in the CMS …

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Improper Discharge Planning

A patient was discharged from Lompoc hospital but the staff failed to inform the patient or his family that he was experiencing kidney failure, a life-threatening condition. This report points to improper discharge planning. Post submitted on June 13, 2017 “Last summer my father was in the Lompoc Valley Medical Center for a few days. …

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Patients Say It’s An Unsafe Hospital

An unsafe hospital is the theme repeated in the Lompoc Record Facebook page from May 15th. After the Lompoc Record article (May 15th) on the CMS deficiency report was published residents posted their comments. We have not included the names of the persons posting but the names appear on the Lompoc Record Facebook page. …Raggio …

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Lompoc Hospital Regains Status

KCOY’s Amanda Valdez provides a video report on the reinstatement of Medicare and Medi-Cal for the Lompoc Valley Medical Center.  The hospital’s CEO claimed that the report exaggerated deficiencies at the hospital. The report includes a statement from one patient who was seriously dissatisfied with service in the ER. Here is a link to the …

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Lompoc Doctor Caused A Miscarriage

A Lompoc doctor caused a miscarriage for a young mother in the Lompoc ER. After the traumatic, profound loss, a lawsuit was filed by the mother. (The following report is from Santa Barbara Superior Court records.) Key Events: On June 7, 2013, a pregnant woman, age 22, was admitted to the Lompoc ER at 4:40 …

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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 February 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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