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Action taken against 9 Pierce County health care providers

Post by Brian Sandford / The News Tribune on Aug. 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm with 4 Comments »
August 8, 2012 4:04 pm

The state Department of Health took the following actions regarding health care providers in July, according to a news release.

Also according to the release:

Registered nursing assistant Lynniah Grayson’s credential was suspended for at least five years after she was convicted of third-degree assault and first-degree theft.

The registered nursing assistant Tina Anne Grove’s credential was suspended for at least five years. As the manager of a facility providing in-home oversight for vulnerable patients, Grove failed to protect a patient’s safety.

Registered nursing assistant Jessica A. Shoaf’s credential was suspended for at least five years. She mistreated a vulnerable adult in her care and did not report physical injuries she inflicted on the client.

A cease-and-desist order was issued against Tanya Hunter. She advertised and operated a business selling liquid hCG and hypodermic needles for weight loss and does not have a credential to provide medical service.

Agency-affiliated counselor Melissa Ann Marie Wright’s credential was suspended after she failed to cooperate with an investigation.

Massage practitioner Artyom Nicholas Davenport’s credential was suspended after Davenport didn’t meet the terms of a previous agreement requiring compliance with a substance-abuse monitoring program.

Certified nursing assistant Raul Sosa Corona’s credential was suspended for at least three years. He failed to report an injury that occurred to a patient under his care.

Agency-affiliated counselor and registered nursing assistant April Ann Stewart’s credential was suspended after she tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana and neglected a vulnerable adult under her care.

Registered nursing assistant Peter Gichimu Kimani’s credential was suspended for at least three years after he neglected a vulnerable adult under his care.

brian.sandford@thenewstribune.com

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. schoonerboy says:

    I’m grateful to see the Department of Health actively monitoring its licensees. The role of government as watchdog and in the enforcement of law simply cannot be eliminated or privatized… especially when it comes to protecting the vulnerable.

  2. NakedRat says:

    These are all very serious crimes and violations. I think they should have their licenses yanked, not just a suspension.

  3. MrCarleone says:

    The public deserves to know where these people worked ?

  4. JillB1204 says:

    I’d like to know why these people were not given jail sentences? Why did it take so long to pull their licenses, and why were they not just permanently pulled. We’re the families of those who were neglected or abused notified of the events and injuries? As a retired nurse who gave 100% and the best care I could to others under my care, I find this repulsive. I also agree that people need to know where these people worked to avoid further risk to others. It seems as though the state dropped the ball on this one.

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