The Jason Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth suicide prevention. Through a range of education and suicide awareness programs, The Jason Foundation helps parents, educators, and young people identify signs of a problem.
The main mission of The Jason Foundation is suicide awareness. There is a silent epidemic of youth suicide occurring, but suicide prevention is possible through suicide education and awareness.... Continue reading →
How Teachers Can Support Students Returning to School After a Mental Health Crisis & HospitalizationSeptember 21, 2022 Posted in: News Release
There are many reasons why a child may undergo a mental health crisis hospitalization. From dealing with grief after a loved one’s death to severe anxiety, students often need extra help to manage their mental health. Afterward, it can be challenging to return to normal life.
Teachers can help students adjust after they return to school. Patience and a consistent structure can go a long way toward helping students feel normal again. By learning about what to... Continue reading →
If you need help with psychiatric, emotional, or substance abuse issues, you may need to learn the difference between inpatient vs. outpatient mental health care. While some programs and therapies are the same, the intensity is different. Through the proper care, you can gain control of your life again.
While each of these... Continue reading →
For Immediate Release: January 10, 2022
VENTURA, Calif. - Ruben Alonzo has been appointed the Director of Patient Services at Vista del Mar Hospital. Located in Ventura, the hospital provides inpatient stabilization treatment for immediate mental health and chemical dependency crises and outpatient programs to address long-term mental health recovery. Vista Del Mar Hospital is also the only psychiatric hospital that provides inpatient services to adolescents in Ventura County.
Alonzo brings over 15 years of social work experience in child welfare, medical, and mental health. "Ruben has partnered with public and private sectors, health organizations, and government agencies. This collaboration with management, treating psychiatrists, and clinical staff will serve him well in... Continue reading →
VENTURA, Calif. – Vista del Mar Hospital welcomes two new directors to its leadership team. Lorena Bucholtz has been appointed the Director of Human Resources, and Deleene Walker is the new Director of Outpatient Services.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lorena and Deleene to the team. They each bring diversified knowledge, expertise, professional experience and will be key players as we rebuild the hospital and grow our outpatient programs," said Dan Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Vista del Mar Hospital. "They are both a natural fit for our Vista family, and I am so pleased to have them on board."
Lorena Bucholtz comes to us from USADebusk, where she worked as the Human Resources Business Partner, supporting cross-functional partners in a multi-state, multi-division... Continue reading →
VENTURA, Calif. – Austin Muhleka has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Vista del Mar Hospital. Located in Ventura, the hospital provides inpatient treatment for stabilization from an immediate mental health or chemical dependency crisis and outpatient programs to address long-term mental health recovery.
"Austin is a natural fit for Vista del Mar's culture, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team as we continue to plan for the opportunities ahead of us," said Dan Powell, CEO of Vista del Mar Hospital. "Austin has been working with our sister hospital at Aurora Las Encinas, understands our corporate structure and is committed to our mission of providing mental health programs and services."
Muhleka brings a broad... Continue reading →
For Immediate Release: December 22, 2020
VENTURA, Calif. – Timothy Park, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director of Vista del Mar Hospital. Located in Ventura, the hospital provides inpatient treatment for stabilization from an immediate mental health or chemical dependency crisis and outpatient programs to address long-term mental health recovery.
“I'm very excited and humbled to be joining the team at Vista del Mar,” said Park. “It was because of my experience at this hospital as a medical student that I ultimately became a psychiatrist. Working with Dr. Ruths, Dr. Sager and Dr. Reyes was fantastic, and now, to return to Vista del Mar as a staff psychiatrist and medical director is truly an honor.”
After attending medical school at Western... Continue reading →
For Immediate Release: Dec. 7, 2020
VENTURA, Calif. – Daniel Powell, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, has been named Vista del Mar Hospital’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Powell brings 18 years of healthcare leadership, most recently serving as the Mental Health Operations Leader for Ventura County Medical Center’s (VCMC) Psychiatric Programs.
“I’m delighted and honored to join the Vista Del Mar team to carry on the tradition of exceptional patient care for the citizens of our county, “said Powell. “I look forward to... Continue reading →
Vista del Mar Hospital presents a countywide suicide prevention initiative to spread awareness and save livesAugust 28, 2020 Posted in: News Release
For Immediate Release: August, 28 2020
VENTURA, Calif. – During September’s National Suicide Prevention Month, Vista del Mar Hospital is presenting a countywide initiative to provide awareness and ultimately save lives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state. In California 4,491 died by suicide in 2018, including 94 people in Ventura County alone. This reflects a total of 84,137 years of potential life lost before age 65. On a national level, suicide is the second leading cause of... Continue reading →
For Immediate Release: April 2, 2020
VENTURA, Calif. – Vista del Mar Hospital has partnered with the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Nursing Department to provide Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings to all hospital visitors and staff.
“We are thrilled to have student nurses helping the hospital to ensure that all individuals coming to our campus are screened following the CDC-recommended screening process,” said Jenifer Nyhuis, Vista del Mar’s CEO. “This gives us greater peace of mind knowing that we are doing all we can to reduce the risk of exposure to our patients, staff and visitors.” Student nurses are conducting COVID-19 screenings from 7 am to 7 pm of all incoming persons to the hospital. After each student nurse is screened themselves, they then screen... Continue reading →