|St. Charles Medical Center |
“This is an extremely unfortunate situation,” said James A. Diegel, FACHE, President and CEO of Cascade Healthcare Community, in a news release issued Tuesday. “We send our deepest condolences to the patient’s family. It is also important to us, as an organization, that we not only provide support to our caregivers, but to the community as well.”
The hospital provided trauma counseling services in both one-on-one and group settings for “anyone affected” by the tragedy, including caregivers and members of the public.
Hospital administrators said that a new policy of using wheelchairs for all future mental-health transfers has been instituted.
At the request of Powell’s family, her organs were donated to the Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, Det. Vincent said.