For immediate release: April 15, 2022 (22-057)
Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department has also immediately suspended the credentials of people who have been prohibited from practicing in other states.
The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (e.g., dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about health care providers is on the agency’s website. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Health home page (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are also encouraged to call and report their complaint.
In March 2022 the secretary of health suspended the registered nursing assistant license of Feven Tekeste Matewos (NA60181969). The Department of Social and Health Services determined that Matewos neglected a vulnerable adult.
In March 2022 the Nursing Commission suspended the registered nurse license of Cynthia Di-Jing Wu (RN60291048). Wu was behaving erratically, and a neuro psychological evaluation showed she had a mental health condition that would require extensive treatment and, should Wu return to nursing, she would require on site supervision and mental health and medication follow up.
In March 2022 the secretary of health suspended for at least two years the certified nursing assistant license of Jessica A. Green (NC10089396). Green was charged with burglary and assault in Kitsap County Superior Court after she got into a fight at the victim’s workplace, which Green was not authorized to visit.
In February 2022 the secretary of health revoked the home care aide license of Sara Maldini (HM60694465). The Department of Social and Health Services found that Maldini mentally abused, financially exploited, and personally exploited a vulnerable adult, which disqualifies her from holding a home care aide credential.