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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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Greater Risk of Death At Lompoc

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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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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