Dorinda Clinton has worked in healthcare field for 18 years, in many nursing roles. She has served on the California Quality Care Collaborative team since 2009, and assisted in the development of patient care standards. During that time, Dorinda received four awards for her accomplishments during various patient care initiatives from the State Collaboration.
“I am honored to join the VDM family,” said Clinton. “I believe strongly in the mission of Vista del Mar to provide high-quality mental health care through compassion and respect. I will do my part to promote the mission and vision of Vista, and I look forward to collaborating with the great team that is here to continue to improve the care of our patients. I am passionate about nursing and helping nurses to reach their full potential while providing the best patient care. The role of the nurse is truly dynamic and I continue to be amazed at the leaps and bounds of the profession. I look forward to getting to know each member of the team and to partnering to provide compassionate care to our patients.”
Most recently, Dorinda served as a Director of Nursing at KPC Healthcare in Anaheim, Calif. She has participated in multiple successful accreditation surveys under her leadership. Director coverage of behavioral health areas including Adult Inpatient Psychiatric, Geriatric Psychiatric, High Acuity Psychiatric, and Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment. She also participated in the Perinatal Mental Initiative through the Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) learning through the Hospital Quality Institute.
She is a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the State of California and participated in patient and provider educational seminars. Other career highlights include Nurse Educator, Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Informaticist, and Nursing Clinical Instructor.
“Dorinda is a highly accomplished nursing leader with vast experience in quality management, service excellence, patient safety and care, staff recruitment and retention, and regulatory affairs,” said Jenifer Nyhuis, CEO. “She brings tremendous value to Vista del Mar and we are thrilled to have her on board. “
Vista del Mar Hospital, which holds The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation, offers inpatient and outpatient programs for both adolescents and adults. The hospital specializes in stabilization and dual diagnosis for patients with mental illness and chemical dependency. In addition, Vista del Mar offers comprehensive outpatient services, including the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, Adolescent/Adult Intensive Outpatient Program and the Adolescent Vista Day Program (partial hospitalization) to treat adolescence while maintaining academic responsibilities. The hospital also serves the military community with evidence-based therapies for active-duty military, veterans and their families. Vista del Mar Hospital is located in Ventura on 16 acres with ocean views.