Health Lectures

Our Health Lectures are an ongoing free educational series to keep the Lompoc community informed about important health topics, presented for free as a public service. For more information please call (805) 737-5762.

Refreshments and Door Prizes are provided at each lecture

All lectures are held at the Ocean's Seven Cafe, inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital at 1515 East Ocean Ave.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Come meet LVMC’s newest staff member – a 5-foot-tall computerized mobile robot. LVMC is now designated as an “Acute stroke Ready Hospital.” In collaboration with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, LVMC now provides patients with 24/7 access to neurological consults, via the use of a telemedicine robot.

Come learn about symptoms of Stroke and hear from Dr. Thomas J. Clark, Regional Stroke Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California and Yvette Cope, LVMC Assistant Nurse Executive and telemedicine project coordinator.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7pm

Oncologist Dr. Donna Walker will discuss the latest advances in the treatment of cancers and why chemotherapy may become a thing of the past. Dr. Walker will also discuss the new Lompoc Medical Oncology Center and treatments now offered locally. PRESENTED BY: Dr. Donna Walker


Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 7pm This event has passed.

Come and hear about the requirements and de nitions of the End of Life Option Act. Hear about the act’s legislative history and how the options can be accessed. Learn how to speak with your doctor about the law, and learn about other advance directive options. Cecily Hintzen, Central California Field Organizer for Compassion and Choices, will discuss end of life plans. PRESENTED BY: Cecily Hintzen

The Lompoc Hospital Foundation's annual re-occuring Health Lecture Series is starting back up this fall with some very informative and helpful lecutres. On October 15, our very own Dr. Naishadh Buch, Pharm.D. will be presenting a lecure on pharmacistis increasing role in patient's healthcare. And on November 5th Donna Beal
 will be speaking about Alzheimer's and other related diseases.

Find out more about the Health Lecture Series


7:00pm Wednesday, March 19 in the Ocean’s Seven Cafe

What’s new in joint replacement and arthritis will be presented by the Lompoc Hospital Foundation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in the Ocean’s Seven Cafe inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E, Ocean Ave. in Lompoc.

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Robert Fry, an orthopedic specialist with Sansum Clinic. Refreshments will be provided. The lecture is free of charge.

Fry will provide an update on non-operative and operative treatments for osteoarthritis affecting the knee, hip and shoulder.