Lorenzo Tomas Alonzo, RN, works at Our Lady of the Lake Assumption as an ER nurse. Alonzo has been with our health system since January 2016.
Alonzo was born in Guatemala, and her family moved to the United States when she was 7. A fun fact about Alonzo is that her family has Mayan Indian ancestry, and she speaks a Mayan dialect fluently in addition to English and Spanish.
Alonzo’s family is very close-knit, and they celebrate their heritage by getting together and having a cookout where they make carne asada, salsa, black beans, rice, pico de gallo and a lot of other food. But Alonzo’s favorite dish is tamales, specifically a recipe passed down in her family.
“This dish is a delicacy in my home, when I make them, I usually use the recipe of my grandmother,” she says.
Alonzo’s favorite family tradition is Christmas when her family gets together on Christmas Eve to start celebrating.
A Career of Caring
Her commitment to healing is based on a spirit of compassion and wanting to help improve her patients in all qualities of life.
“I wanted a career in healthcare, and what caught my attention was nursing,” Alonzo says. “I’ve always wanted to be a nurse since high school. I love helping people who are sick and helping them get better physically, emotionally and spiritually.”
Our DEI Commitment
Our ministry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion supports culturally competent care education for our team members all year long, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month each September.