Staff Spotlight

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.

Socorro Herrera

When she first began working for LVMC about 22 years ago, Socorro Herrera was an Environmental Services, or EVS, employee. She spent some time after that working in the Admitting department, under the tutelage of longtime employee Angie Guerra.

Emely Suarez

Working with Dr. David Cortese at LVMC: Physician Services, Medical Assistant Emely Suarez is getting a first-hand look at the world of orthopedic surgery.


Micheal Grafton

Environmental Services Floor Technician Micheal Grafton is the kind of worker who enjoys white noise, which is a good thing considering his job.

Rolanda Cordero

At one point in her life, Rolanda Cordero was headed to a career as an accountant. A chance discussion with a cousin had her switching to learning about becoming an X-Ray technician.


Joe Osegueda

Joe Osegueda is one of the many people who keep Lompoc Valley Medical Center running – from behind the scenes. A 25-year LVMC employee, Joe is a cook in the Dietary Services Department. He’s one of the dietary staff responsible for preparing patient meals, and he’s also often the person coordinating the preparation of 1,500 meals every month for beneficiaries of Meals on Wheels – a service few people realize is provided by the hospital district.

Karen Probst

Lompoc Valley Medical Center Case Management Registered Nurse Karen Probst spent much of her adult life raising her children, volunteering and working in youth ministry.


Aaron Poirier

A knee injury as a high school student athlete was the impetus that led Aaron Poirier to a career in physical therapy.

Paul Fry

Paul Fry has been a familiar presence for seven years at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, aiding patients in the Emergency Department as a Certified Physician Assistant.