Clarissa Van Cura is an admissions discharge nurse at the Comprehensive Care Center. She was hired in 2012 to work in the Medical/Surgical department at LVMC and moved to the CCC in the fall of 2013. She earned Employee of the Quarter honors in 2017.
Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing a wealth of diverse skills and expierences to the work they love- caring for our community.
Maria Dealba is a Patient Accounting Representative at LVMC and was hired in 1999 as a Certified Nursing assistant, working at the Comprehensive Care Center and the Medical/Surgical department. She has also worked as a receptionist in Physical Therapy and admitting. She has worked in Patient Accounting since 2002.
This year, LVMC is periodically spotlighting its employees who volunteer their time and talents to help our community. Ramon Hernandez has been with us for 8 ½ years and works as a Plant Operations Assistant. He currently volunteers his free time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and Jr. Giants Baseball coach.
Karen Koppes, BSN, RN, CMSRN, is the Lompoc Valley Medical Center nurse educator. She was hired in May 2018, coming to the acute hospital from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She was previously a surgical trauma unit nurse, charge nurse, cardiac rehab unit nurse and clinical instructor for Santa Barbara City College’s School of Nursing.
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