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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 Care Is “World-Class”

On January 20, 2015, the Lompoc hospital Chief Operating Officer (COO), Naishadh Buch, responded to a Lompoc Record 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 world-class.” “World-class”? No independent …

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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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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reports Lompoc Valley Medical Center Fails To Provide “Safe and Quality Healthcare”

A March, 2017, CMS report detailing violations of healthcare law at Lompoc hospital concluded that thousands of patients had been put at risk. The report followed an unannounced on-site 5-day inspection in February, 2017, by a team of hospital experts sent by CMS. Substantial violations occurred in Pharmaceutical Service, Infection Control, Quality Assurance and Performance …

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Medicare Tips on How-To-Choose a Hospital

A Medicare Guide provides useful tips for how to choose a hospital. Many folks check restaurant reviews and ratings before dining out or read consumer reports before making an important consumer purchase. It’s doubly-wise to check out a hospital since hospitals differ in their ability to meet an individual’s medical needs. Medical mistakes, which happen often, can …

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