Desiree Thomas, Director of Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital ensures compliance with rigorous and daunting standards determined by the American College of Surgeons and the County of Los Angeles. Her passion for excellence is demonstrated through her personal commitment to improvement. In fact, she has become a Trauma Nurse Core Certification instructor and encourages certification for all registered nurses involved in the care of trauma patients. Desiree’s positivity, passion, dedication and commitment to excellence embodies MemorialCare’s values. Congratulations Desiree on your LOLA award and thank you for all that you do!