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ew member: Maribel Landeros has joined LVMC’s Patient and Family Advisory

Council, or PFAC. PFAC members work ensure that patients and families have

a voice to influence culture change in hospital processes, raise awareness about

hospital programs and improve patient safety and outcomes.

Maribel is a health advocate and Mid-County Lead Promotora for the Children and

Family Resource Services’ Health Linkages Program. She joins PFAC members Lisa An-

derson, Linda Ann and Martin Kaper.


Do you need lab work? Did you know you don’t have to go to the hospital to have

your lab work completed? Try the lab station at Lompoc Health – North H Center, 1225

N. H St. It is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 805-737-8646 for information.

We also have a lab station for blood draws at 1111 E. Ocean Ave., Suite 2, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 805-737-3387

for information. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are taken as well. Sansum HMO patients will use laboratory

services at Pacific Diagnostic Labs. Other HMO or PPO insurance is authorized for all LVMC and Lompoc Health draw


Weight loss:

LVMC Weight Loss program coor-

dinator Kassi Smith, RN, is holding informational

seminars about the hospital’s new bariatric program.

To hear about taking steps toward a healthier, more

active life, sign up for the free talk by calling 805-

737-3382. The first talk is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

July 3, and others are being planned. Private, indi-

vidual consultations are also available.

Lompoc Health now offers a full-service OBGYN

practice, with three full-time physicians offering

medical and surgical care to women. Our physi-

cians, Dr. Rod Huss, Dr. Lloyd Trujillo and Dr. Iris

Radler, see patients at Lompoc Health – North Third

Center. Call 805-736-1253 for an appointment.

Breastfeeding support:

The July topics for LVMC’s

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group are: July 17,

“All About Pumping” and on July 26, “Exercise and

Nutrition While Breastfeeding,” including tips on

Mommy and Me exercise. The class meets from 10

to 11 a.m. For privacy reasons, the group is open to

females only. Call 805-737-3395 for more informa-

tion or check out

Diabetes Program:

Our free education series, “Liv-

ing Well with Diabetes,” continues throughout the summer.

The program runs the first three Mondays of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Surf conference room in the Ocean’s

Seven Café at LVMC, 1515

E. Ocean Ave. The program

will be held on July 1, 8 and

15, and then again on Aug. 5,

12 and 19.

Physician referrals are not

necessary to enroll in the se-

ries. Call LVMC Registered

Dietitian Hayley Esdaile at

805-737-5788 to sign up.

Long-term Care: Come

hear Santa Barbara elder care

attorney Dallas Leigh At-

kins talk about “Planning for

Long-Term Care: Medi-Cal

Facts and Myths” on July 17.

Atkins will give a free talk

from 6 to 8 p.m. at LVMC in

the Ocean’s Seven Café, as

part of the Lompoc Hospital

District Foundation’s Lecture


The Lompoc Vision

“Good News You Can Use.”


by Nora K. Wallace, LVMC Public Relations Coordinator

Keeping the Community Healthy