State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers

For immediate release: October 25, 2017  (17-151)

Contact:  Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office  360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service  360-236-4700

State revokes, suspends licenses, certifications, registrations of health care providers

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of 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., medical doctors, nurses, counselors).

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 ( 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.

Spokane County

In October 2017 the Nursing Assistant Program suspended the registered nursing assistant and certified nursing assistant credentials of Kellie Renae Patterson (NA60416395, NC60440418) for at least two years. Patterson didn’t respond to a Department of Health investigator’s inquiry about allegations involving tampering with a patient’s Oxycontin.

Whatcom County

In October 2017 the secretary of health suspended the pharmacy assistant credential of Marc A. Woodyard (VB60353896) for at least six years. In 2016 Woodyard was convicted of voyeurism.

Out of State

Montana: In October 2017 the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Stacey Loewen-Hays (RN00148268) that indefinitely suspends her credential. Loewen-Hays withdrew from a substance abuse monitoring program.

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