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Our goal is to stimulate a frank, public discussion that leads to major improvements in care & safety at Lompoc hospital.
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Staff Failed To Use Sterile Alcohol

Staff failed to use sterile alcohol even though a Lompoc hospital policy required sterile alcohol for cleaning areas in the hospital pharmacy. Staff inappropriately 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 Report of February 10, 2017, Page 37. Lompoc …

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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. Such circumstances point 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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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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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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