Staff Spotlight

cna program students

For several weeks this spring, the hard-working Certified Nursing Assistants at the Comprehensive Care Center were followed just about everywhere they went.

evs team

Environmental Services Director Deanna Hall has a saying that exemplifies the direction she gives her staff: “Cleanliness matters.”


Anabel Quintanar

Anabel Quintanar has been nationally recognized for excellence in nursing by the Veterans Health Administration. It is the highest award for nursing in the VA system and comes after a rigorous review process.

Ricky Ruiz

Ricky Ruiz likes to be in the middle of emergencies — and as an EKG Technician in LVMC’s Cardiopulmonary Department he gets that chance. As an EKG technician, he works in every clinical department, spending most of his time in the Emergency Department.


Danielle Rushing

Certified Nursing Assistant Danielle Rushing had a job in Lompoc working with the elderly, but it just didn’t seem like the right fit for her. “I wanted to work somewhere I could enjoy,” she said.

Mariah Hall

In just a few years, Mariah Hall has already had a pretty extensive job history at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Now a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the Comprehensive Care Center, she began considering healthcare as a career when she job shadowed Cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul, thinking she wanted to learn that specialty as a career.


Sarah Gunter

When the position of Perioperative Services manager became available at LVMC, Sarah Gunter at first didn’t think she’d be good for the job.

Karen Koppes

Just a few weeks into her job as LVMC’s new Nurse Educator, Karen Koppes is already creating plans for a new-graduate RN training program at the hospital.