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Health Worker Report

The Columbian
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The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

In January, the secretary of health withdrew a statement of charges against massage therapist Philip R. Anshutz.

In January, the Medical Assistant Program charged certified medical assistant Kachera Erlin Cottrell with unprofessional conduct. Cottrell allegedly stole and tried to steal controlled substances from a co-worker’s purse.

In January, the Dental Commission ended probation for dental assistant Ashland Gribner, also known as Ashland Brown.

In January, the Medical Commission charged physician Chester C. Hu with unprofessional conduct. Charges say Hu administered anesthetic to a 4-year-old boy with developmental delays. The boy developed complications and died after a dental procedure. Hu allegedly didn’t make use of appropriate monitoring equipment, and didn’t assign an appropriately trained and credentialed person to continuously monitor the patient. Charges say Hu’s failure to meet the standard of care put the patient at grievous risk of harm and contributed to his death.

In January, the secretary of health withdrew a statement of charges against massage therapist Lexus P. Vang.

If you have questions about this report, contact Health Systems Quality Assurance Division at 360-236-4700.

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