Trauma Services Staff


Trauma Program Manager, Dede Utley:  Dede has been in Nursing for over 17 years with the last 14 in the Emergency Department.  Her experience includes both clinical and management experience.  She recently received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from California State Dominguez Hills.  Her certificates include Certified Emergency Nurse, TNCC Course Director, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, ACLS, and PALS.  She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the Society of Trauma Nurses and the American Trauma Society.  Her role as Trauma Program Manager is to ensure the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to care of the trauma patient and their families through the continuum of care.


Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Shannon Kaminski: Shannon received her Master's in Nursing from San Diego State University with dual concentration in Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly in addition to completion of a Clinical Nurse Specialist program in Acute and Critical Care.  She holds National Board Certification and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  As a nurse practitioner, she is dedicated to providing exceptional care to the traumatically injured patient while they are in the hospital and upon follow up at the outpatient trauma clinic.

Trauma Nurse Liaison, Thomasina Stout: Registered for 11 years. Experience include: ED, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Step down ICU. Licenses include: RN, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN), PALS, ACLS, TNCC, SBIRT

Outreach Coordinator, Elena Gutierrez: Community Health Worker for 3 years. Certification and training include: Life Crisis Intervention, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and drug use and abuse, Girls Circle Facilitator training, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor. Education: A.S Degree in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, B.A. in Psychology. Completed Emergency Nursing Association’s Prevention Leadership program: Strategic Thinking on Prevention of Injury (STOP).


Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
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Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
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Oxnard, CA 93036
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Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
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3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Oxnard, CA 93036