DOH Releases Info on Local Healthcare Providers

The Washington State Department of Health, through its Health Systems Quality Assurance Division, has released the following information on local health care providers. The 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).

In January 2019, the Nursing Home Administrators Board suspended for at least five years the nursing home administrator credential of Gina M. Ryan (NH60041392). While working as administrator of a health care and rehabilitation facility, Ryan exhibited intimidating and abusive behavior toward residents, residents’ family members, and staff members. She unjustifiably denied and/or delayed therapy services for residents, resulting in harm and risk to residents. Ryan issued transfer-discharge letters to residents without making safety assessments. The state Department of Social and Health Services cited the facility for five violations of federal regulations, after which Ryan was fired. Ryan didn’t appear for a conference about charges filed against her.

In January 2019, the secretary of health indefinitely suspended the massage therapist credential of Delilah Zaniewski (MA00011564), who didn’t provide documentation of having completed required continuing education.

In December 2018, the Agency-Affiliated Counselor Program indefinitely suspended the agency-affiliated counselor credential of Stacy Bree Hamlin (CG60747738), who didn’t comply with a substance abuse monitoring contract.

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.