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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 3,617 hospitals on a 1 to 5 Star scale. Medicare …

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Nurse Treated At Lompoc ER — Never Again

A nurse posted this evaluation of LVMC ER on Facebook on Nov.26, 2016 · I have been there for tests, mammograms etc. but so far Never to the Emergency Room. I expected a wait that’s not unusal. There were only about 7 people before me. To make a long story short. This visit showed me how I …

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Marian ER Is A Trauma Center

While the Lompoc ER provides “Basic Emergency Medical Services,” the Marian ER provides a Level 3 Trauma Center. If you’re concerned about the quality of care you do have a choice of driving to the Lompoc ER or to the Marian ER. Marian provides a larger staff with a higher level of training and experience. …

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Consumer Reports: LVMC Has Lowest Safety Score Among Area Hospitals

Consumer Reports Safety Score. This safety score is a summary of five hospital safety categories: 1) avoiding infections, 2) avoiding readmissions, 3) communicating about medications and discharge, 4) appropriate use of chest and abdominal scanning, and 5) avoiding mortality (medical and surgical). A perfect score would be 100 and the worst score would be 1. Each …

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U.S. News Lists Poorly-Performing Categories for LVMC

U.S. News has been ranking hospitals since 1990. The ranking Reports are designed to help patients identify hospitals that excel. U.S. News reports on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. “Patients deserve high-quality information on hospitals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. The underlying sources for these ratings include the American Hospital …

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View 3-Minute Video: What Is Patient Safety?

Most people don’t realize that going to a hospital for any surgical procedure means there’s nearly a 1 in 5 chance that complications will follow. In a study that surveyed 44,814 patients nearly 17% developed one or more postoperative complications. Nearly 10% or 4,360 patients had to be admitted to a critical care unit immediately …

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COO Claims “World-Class” Care

In a January 20, 2015 interview in the Lompoc Record, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Naishadh Buch, responded to a reporter’s questions about a “D” safety grade rating for the hospital. While criticizing the validity of the survey Mr. Buch stated: “We know that the quality of care that we provide, like I said, is …

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LVMC Declines Participation In Leapfrog Hospital Safety Survey

In the fall of 2014 Lompoc Valley Medical Center received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of D. (The Leapfrog Grade uses Medicare/Medicaid data as well as information provided by each hospital.) When questioned by a reporter from the Lompoc Record about the low grade LVMC administrators said “how time-intensive the survey is and how LVMC …

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Former Employee Points To Unqualified Staff & Poor Reputation

(Posted by former employee on Indeed on April 4, 2014) Worse Place to Work. This Hospital is under staffed, and moves unqualified staff in other departments with no experience in that department which places patient care in jeopardy. The benefits are not worth it. I paid more in benefits then I did with my previous …

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