Mason General Hospital Visiting Hours

8:00 am to 8:30 pm, daily

Telephone

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

Location

Physical Address:
901 Mountain View Dr
Shelton WA 98584

Postal Address:
PO BOX 1668
Shelton WA 98584

Our Family of Clinics:

Scope

Scope is mailed out four times a year to households in Mason County. You can view the current copy and past issues online using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Classes

Continuing Education Offerings

Continuing Education classes offered for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics employees, medical staff, and the community through August 2015.

For more information, contact Tom DiDonna, R.N., MSN, D.H.Sc., and MGH&FC Director of Education, at (360) 427-3609.

08/13/2015

MGH&FC Pre-Diabetes One-Year Program Begins in September

MGH&FC’s Department of Diabetes Wellness is working to reduce cases of Type II Diabetes in Mason County. As part of this effort, a new, year-long program for pre-diabetic patients is being offered, with the first class scheduled on Thursday September 10, 2015, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pershing Room at MGH. 

The program runs for a full year, meeting weekly for the first four months, then monthly for the remaining eight months. It focuses on diabetes prevention by encouraging pre-diabetic patients to be active daily, eat a healthy diet, and lose weight.

Mason County has an estimated 16,500 people with pre-diabetes, of which approximately 10,000 are 20 years of age or older and 6,500 are 65 or older. The pre-diabetes program is a proven program and in the early years after completion can lower the risk of progression to diabetes by 58 percent, and by 34 percent ten years after completion. The cost for patients is only $50 includes annual monitoring of their A1C (glucose) levels. For a referral to the class, pre-diabetic patients should contact their primary care physician.

Pre-registration for the program is required by Wednesday, September 9, by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., CDE, at (360) 427-7332.

First Aid/CPR/AED Course Hosted by MGH&FC in September

Learn the basic skills to assist in a medical emergency and you could save a life!  The next First Aid/CPR/AED course hosted by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will be held on Thursday evening, September 3, 2015  from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. 

Combining First Aid, CPR, and AED training in a four-hour course, the class is open to anyone in the community and provides a “course completion card” at the end.  A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and a Spanish interpreter can be assigned, if needed.  Class size is limited to 16 persons and comfortable clothing is recommended.  Early registration must be made by August 25 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. 

08/12/2015

"Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" - September Topic for MGH&FC Shelton Diabetes Support Group Meeting

Fatty liver disease has most often been associated with alcohol addiction, but did you know that it also a risk factor for those with diabetes? “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” will be the subject for discussion at the next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Shelton Diabetes Support Group Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pershing Room at Mason General Hospital.

KC Graham, PA-C, from MGH Olympic Physicians, will present the class, explaining what non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is, how it is treated, and what contributes to the disease – the incidence of which has doubled over the past 20 years! Family members or significant others are also invited to attend, as their understanding is important in helping a loved one manage diabetes.

The Shelton Diabetes Support Group, affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets at MGH every third Thursday of the month from September to June. It is free and open to people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, their friends, and family. For more information call Sue Barwick, R.N., C.D.E., at (360) 427-7332.

 

08/11/2015

Cancer Support Group to Meet

The third Monday of each month is the date for Harmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ monthly “Cancer Support Group”.   The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Mason General Hospital’s Pershing Room, through the Hospital’s Main (south) Entrance.

The Cancer Support Group is led by Ronnie Hacken, MA, LMFT, a cancer retreat facilitator at Harmony Hill. More information on the Cancer Support Group is available by calling MGH&FC’s Patient Navigator Karry Trout, BA, RT(R)(M), CBPN-IC at (360) 432-7706.

MGH&FC's Next "Living Well With Diabetes" Class Set for September

Diabetes doesn’t just affect the person with the condition – it also affects those close to them. With that in mind, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics encourages a family member or friend to attend, along with their loved one who has diabetes, the next “Living Well with Diabetes” two- day morning class on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15 and 16, 2015 in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The assistance of loved ones is essential in learning to effectively self-manage the condition and keep it under control for normal, healthy living.

MGH&FC’s team of highly-trained health care professionals teaches the class, covering all aspects of diabetes – from its diagnosis, to managing medications, proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a health care team. By helping people understand their diabetes and giving them the tools for self-management, it can be kept well under control to prevent complications.

Due to limited space, advance registration for the class is required, by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28940 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28940). Diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

"Living Well with Diabetes" Class at MGH in April

Diabetes can be effectively self-managed, and anyone with this condition can enjoy a normal, healthy lifestyle by learning how to keep their diabetes under control. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics offers a course in “Living Well With Diabetes”, and the next two-day class is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15, 2015 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

MGH&FC’s team of highly-trained healthcare professionals teaches the class, covering all aspects of diabetes – from its diagnosis, to managing medications, proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team. By helping people understand their diabetes and giving them the tools for self-management, it can be kept well under control to prevent complications and promote healthy living.

Family members/significant others are also invited to the classes for the ongoing support they can provide. Due to limited space, advanced registration for the class is required by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941). Diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

MGH&FC First Aid/CPR/AED Course in March

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will be presenting another FIRST AID/CPR/First Aid class on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. This certificate class requires a non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) payable in advance.

Combining First Aid with CPR and AED training, the course includes a “course completion card” that will be made available at the end of the class. It is open to the entire community, and the fee includes books and materials. A Spanish interpreter can be made available if needed, and comfortable clothing is recommended for all attendees.

Class size is limited to 16 persons, and advanced registration and payment for the class required by March 4, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

MGH&FC Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Course in February

Knowing how to help save a life in a medical emergency can make someone a great value to their community or workplace, and endorsing that, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering another First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, February 12, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

Combining First Aid with CPR and AED training, the course includes a “course completion card” that will be made available at the end of the class. It is open to the entire community, and an early, non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) includes the cost of books and materials. A Spanish interpreter can be made available if needed, and comfortable clothing is recommended for all attendees.

Class size is limited to 16 persons, and advanced registration and payment for the class required by February 4, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

"Living Well With Diabetes" Two-Day Class at MGH in February

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can be self-managed – but you don’t have to go it alone. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ Diabetes Wellness Center is available to help people with diabetes learn how to manage their condition by gaining knowledge and building a support network. MGH&FC’s next two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17 and 18, 2015 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at the Hospital.

A team of MGH&FC health professionals guides the class, covering all aspects of diabetes, from medications to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team. The aim is to promote understanding of diabetes and teach people to self-manage their condition for maximum health and independence. Family members/significant others can also benefit, and are invited and encouraged to attend the class for the support they provide.

Due to limited space, advanced registration and prior diabetes education is required. To pre-register, call Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941). There is a fee for this class, however, diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

Start New Year with First Aid/CPR/AED Course Hosted by MGH&FC

The New Year is a great time to learn something “new”. This year add a First Aid/CPR/AED class to your New Year’s resolution. The next opportunity to learn the basic skills to assist in a medical emergency will be Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ First Aid/CPR/AED course – on Thursday evening, January 15, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

Combining First Aid, CPR, and AED training in a four-hour course, the class is open to anyone in the community and provides a “course completion card” at the end. A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and a Spanish interpreter can be assigned, if needed. Class size is limited to 16 persons and comfortable clothing is recommended. Early registration must be made by January 2, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.