Mason General Hospital Visiting Hours

8:00 am to 8:30 pm, daily


Mason General Hospital
(360) 426-1611
Toll-Free (855) 880-3201


Physical Address:
901 Mountain View Dr
Shelton WA 98584

Postal Address:
PO BOX 1668
Shelton WA 98584

Our Family of Clinics:

Birth Center Visiting Hours


Unlimited visiting hours.

Family and friends

Normal Hospital visiting hours: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Call The Birth Center at

(360) 427-9558

Birth Center Links

Welcome to

The Birth Center

at Mason General Hospital

Whether this is your first baby or your tenth, we want your experience to be a memorable one!

Stay Close to Home

More and more moms-to-be are choosing to stay close to home and deliver at Mason General Hospital.

Join the hundreds of other women in this area... and have your baby in the private, warm, cozy, and convenient environment of MGH's Birth Center.

“Getting to Know Us” Tours Offered at Hospital's Birth Center

Having a baby is a joyous event, and in preparing to make it so, The Birth Center at Mason General Hospital offers a tour in “Getting to Know Us” – an opportunity for new moms and dads to come and meet The Birth Center staff, tour the facility, and talk about labor, delivery and pain management options ‒ including epidurals. “At the mother’s convenience, staff will meet with her to answer any of her questions, discuss breastfeeding, labor, delivery, and what to expect,” said Mary Harmening, R.N.C., clinical coordinator of The Birth Center at MGH.  “This is a great time for moms to get comfortable with us so that when the big day comes, they can feel right at home.”

The Birth Center works with Mountain View Women’s Health (MVWH) for the prenatal care and delivery needs of moms-to-be.  There are two board-certified gynecologist/obstetricians on staff at MVWH – Alford N. Vassall, Jr., M.D. and Mercedes Goebel, M.D. To schedule a tour of The Birth Center, call the Hospital at (360) 426-1611 and ask for The Birth Center.

One-on-one care, from the latest pain control medications (i.e. epidural) to natural birth; you are in control with your personal birthing plan. Every effort is made to follow the mother's pre-selected plan. However, due to unforeseen changes of events, there may be a need to change the birth plan for the safety of the baby or mother.

MGH&FC's 2015 New Year's Baby

Fifty-eight minutes into “New Year 2015” on January 1, Olivia Lee King was born in The Birth Center at Mason General Hospital.  The 2015 New Year’s Baby weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20-½ inches long.  Olivia and her parents, Cyle and Holly King, received a gift bag filled with many items, including toys, diapers, and sparkling apple cider – all made possible by The Birth Center staff, MGH&FC, and MGH Foundation’s Auxiliary Gift Shop. The Gift Shop contributed to the festivities by giving a generous discount on many items for the new baby, such as baby care items and adorable toys and accessories.  Helping in the celebration was Birth Center Director Kris Gaa, R.N., shown here (right) with baby Olivia and her proud parents.   


MGH Birth Center Achieves "Zero Elective Deliveries" Prior to 39 Weeks

Washington State recently began a state-wide initiative to reduce the number of elective deliveries of newborn babies before 39 weeks. Full term pregnancy is 40 weeks. Research demonstrates that overall, babies are more developed and have less health problems if delivered after 39 weeks. The staff in The Birth Center at MGH took this challenge, which resulted in the number of elective deliveries before 39 weeks dropping to zero. MGH was the only Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Western Washington that met this “zero elective deliveries” initiative. Its success would not have been possible without the leadership and teamwork of The Birth Center management, staff, and physicians.