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 April 2015.

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

"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.

November First Aid/CPR/AED Course Hosted by MGH&FC

We are never too young or old to learn how to save a life. 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, November 13, 2014 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 November 1 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

"Living Well With Diabetes" 2-Day Class at MGH&FC in November

Staying on top of the management of diabetes can be overwhelming at times. With self-management, education and a support network, diabetes can be kept under control for a healthy, independent lifestyle. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 and 19, 2014 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

\A team of MGH&FC health professionals guide 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 the condition and teach people to self-manage their diabetes 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 is required by calling 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.

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

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, October 9, 2014 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 October 1 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

MGH&FC Presents "Living Well With Diabetes" 2-Day Class in September

Diabetes can be effectively self-managed and kept under control for a healthy, independent lifestyle and the prevention of complications. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

A team of MGH&FC health professionals guide 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 the condition and teach people to self-manage their diabetes 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 is required by calling 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.

MGH&FC Presents First Aid/CPR/AED Evening Course in September

Fall classes will soon be in session, and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering another First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

Anyone can be an asset to the community or workplace by learning the basics of first-response in a medical emergency. The four-hour class combines First Aid, CPR, and AED training, and provides a “course completion card” at the end of the class. A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and registration must be made by September 1. Comfortable clothing is recommended and a Spanish interpreter can be made available upon request. Class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment made by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

Hospital Receives Hi-Tech "Mannequins" for Teaching

MGH&FC staff members Tom DiDonna, D.H.Sc., M.S.N., R.N., director of clinical education and The Learning Center; Marcia Rohlik, MSN, RN-C, director of The Birth Center, ICU, and ED; and Sherry Curtis, BA, education assistant display some of the equipment, which includes a "High Fidelity Manikin". MGH has three mannequins – an adult, adolescent, and infant, that were part of the RONE Program grant.

Mason General Hospital's Learning Center is "where it's at" in nursing education, thanks to RONE (Rural Outreach in Nursing Education) - a program that educates and trains nurses in areas that have limited nursing education and training access. Classes are offered online, with MGH providing hands-on clinical experience as part of the two-year Associate Degree Registered Nurse program. This hands-on experience is made possible with High Fidelity Manikins that are life-like in accuracy. They cost more than $200,000, and came a result of the RONE grant. For area students, theory courses are provided online in MGH&FC’s educational Learning Center, or can be taken on a home computer. For clinical studies, the students will work on the High Fidelity Manikins before and during their clinical practice at MGH with actual patients.  Physiologically-driven simulators offer an unsurpassed level of authenticity and life-like responses including symptoms that allow healthcare students to intervene instinctively, quickly, consistently, and competently with clinical measures that can save a human life. These learning modules provide an effective model for quickly and easily integrating human patient simulation in specific clinical emergency and complex situations. Each module provides carefully-defined Simulated Clinical Experiences (SCEs) designed to immerse learners in the clinical environment and develop critical skills to provide the highest quality of care.

MGH&FC is sponsoring current employees who meet screening criteria for the program. Upon successful completion of the first four quarters, the employee/student is eligible to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) examination. With their LPN designation, the employee/student may then apply to take the Registered Nurse examination to become a licensed RN.