Jodi Meyer

in Staff Spotlight

Jodi Meyer is new to the area, but at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services, she quickly found a place to feel at home.

Mary Vega

in Staff Spotlight

CCC Certified Nursing Assistant Mary Vega has worked 24 years without ever missing a day of work for illness. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering she works a physically and mentally demanding job, and in those years she also adopted her three grandchildren.

Cindy Emerson

in Staff Spotlight

Medical Assistant Cindy Emerson describes her job as a being a “little bit of everything.” She is the employee that patients of Dr. Ado Leporati interact with during appointments at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services on Third Street (formerly Valley Medical Group).

Juan Esquivias

in Staff Spotlight

Each year, approximately 25,000 people make a visit to LVMC’s Emergency Department. Chances are, many of them will have come into contact with Emergency Room Lead Technician Juan Esquivias.

Sarah and Sharon Smith

in Staff Spotlight

When Sarah Smith was looking for inspiration on a future career path, she didn’t have to search very far. As a high school junior, Sarah spent a night shift shadowing her mother, Sharon, in her job as a Certified Respiratory Therapist at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. That was all it took.

Andres Cordova, Jr.

in Staff Spotlight

If his desire to return home to Lompoc wasn’t so strong, Andres Cordova Jr. might be working on air conditioning and refrigeration units for Ice Capades in New York City.

Rosalie Zepeda

in Staff Spotlight

Rosalie Zepeda was born and raised in Lompoc and for the past 27 years has been a steadfast figure at LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center. Rosalie is one of the longest employed Environmental Services Technicians on staff.

Tiffany Mamane

in Staff Spotlight

Whenever someone needs something at LVMC, Tiffany Mamane quickly becomes the most popular person around. A buyer in the Purchasing Department, Tiffany is responsible for making sure essential items are ordered for hospital use – everything from pens to band-aids and sutures. “They used to call me the go-to girl,” she said. “They came to me for everything. They still do.”

Oralia Arriaga, EVS

in Staff Spotlight

Oralia Arriaga has spent almost three decades in one of the most vitally important jobs at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. But many people will never meet her, nor will they ever comprehend the full scope of her job.

Safety Officer, Edwin Braxton

in Staff Spotlight

Healthcare Security and Safety Week celebrates the role of healthcare security and safety professionals in serving healthcare facilities, personnel, patients and visitors.

The theme for Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2017 is "Fostering Safe Healthcare Environments."

in Staff Spotlight

Erica Sanchez is relatively new to the Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) staff, but as a Quality Improvement RN, she’s known by many of the staff. For the past few weeks, Erica has been staffing both flu clinics and a “roving cart” to provide flu shots to all LVMC staff.

Kirsten Ball

in Staff Spotlight

For 17 years, Kirsten Ball worked in banking and investments, rising through the corporate world of First Valley Bank, Montecito Bank and Trust and AG Edwards Investments. She was a teller and later operations manager and loved her work. But all those years, she longed to become a nurse.