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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Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.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 December 2020, the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Kelsey Jo Castonguay-Tour with unprofessional conduct. Castonguay-Tour allegedly underwent urinalysis at the hospital where she worked and tested positive for a prohibited substance.

In December 2020, the secretary of health denied a registered nursing assistant credential to Paige Lee Ullom, who in 2020 received a stay on a third-degree theft charge.

In December 2020, the Dental Commission ended conditions on the dentist and general anesthesia credentials of Thomas M. Kreger.

In January, the Nursing Commission entered an agreement with registered nurse Cheryl Renee Russo that lifts the suspension of her credential and requires her to undergo evaluation for a substance abuse monitoring program. Russo’s license was suspended in October 2020. In July 2020 Russo surrendered her Oregon registered nurse credential in connection with mental impairment and medication use to an extent that is dangerous or impairs the ability to safely practice nursing.

In January, the secretary of health ended conditions on the registered nursing assistant credential of Chelsey Rae Atkins.

In January, the secretary of health ended probation on the certified nursing assistant credential of Michelle Shree Gray.

In January, the secretary of health denied an agency-affiliated counselor credential to Catherine Lenore Warner. In 2018 Warner was convicted of attempted forgery and of third-degree theft.

In February, the secretary of health ended probation for certified medical assistant Hillary Odalys Cruz-Flores.

In February, the secretary of health ended conditions on the medical assistant-phlebotomist credential of Sarah Michelle Hozack. The secretary of health ended conditions on Hozack’s certified nursing assistant credential in January.

In February, the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Walt Tyler with unprofessional conduct. In 2017 Tyler allegedly possessed controlled substances or legend drugs for which he lacked prescriptions. From 2017 to 2019 Tyler allegedly appropriated medication, supplies or equipment of an agency or institution, including but not limited to fentanyl, saline fluid and atropine.

In February, the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Jacqueline Gail Murray with unprofessional conduct. Murray allegedly admitted to police that she found a resident’s debit and credit cards on the floor of a skilled nursing facility where she worked, and that she used the cards without authorization. In 2020 Murray was charged with second-degree theft and with four counts of first-degree identity theft.

In March, the Nursing Commission ended conditions on the licensed practical nurse credential of Audrey Quinn Adames.

In March, the Home Care Aide Program charged home care aide Tiffnee Jo Wallway with unprofessional conduct. Charges say Wallway took cash from a safe in a dwelling where she provided care. In 2020 Wallway was convicted of second-degree theft.

If you have questions about this report, contact Health Systems Quality Assurance Division at 360-236-4700. For questions about the Oregon State Board of Nursing report, call 971-673-0685.

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