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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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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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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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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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