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Yelp Posts on Lompoc ER!

Patients and family members often vent on Yelp!  (Edited for brevity) 9/2/2017 Tee W, Oxnard: Terrible!! If you are in serious, serious pain do not come here!! I have been here since 11 pm last night and I’m still here and have not seen a Dr or nurse!!! Might as well SUFFER!!! 4/27/2017 Cady D, San …

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Choose A Safe Hospital

It’s particularly wise to choose a safe hospital. The chance of suffering complications or death rises considerably in a hospital that rates poorly for safety. Well over 1,000 patients die every day in hospitals from preventable errors. They don’t die from any illness. They die from mistakes made by hospital staff. It’s not just the 1,000 deaths per day …

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Was A Cat Scan Required?

Post submitted June 22, 2017. I requested admittance to LVMC as a precautionary matter due to chest pains which did not match the signs of a typical heart attack.  All of the tests done were negative but four hours later they recommended I have a cat scan which I consented to. What they did not tell me …

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Below Average Rating

CMS ranks Medicare-certified hospitals across the country on a 1 to 5 Star scale. 5-Stars is best, 1-Star is worst. In 2017 Lompoc hospital received a 2-Star ranking. That’s a below average rating and the lowest rating of any hospital in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties.  Nationwide, Lompoc hospital was rated in the …

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Champion Center Debacle

Board of Directors Fails To Protect LVMC Assets While Promoting Champion Center: Board of Directors Responsible for Champion Center Debacle: Raymond Down, Jr., Mary Sharp, Roger McConnell, Linual White Jr., David McAninch, III, MD “Let’s be clear, our need to conceal what we did takes priority over the public’s right to know what we did. Remember, …

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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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