Mason General Hospital Visiting Hours

8:00 am to 8:30 pm, daily

Telephone

Shelton:
(Main Hospital Campus)
(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 six times a year to households in Mason County. You can view the current copy and past issues online using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Classes

Continuing Educational Offerings

Continuing Education classes offered for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics employees, medical staff, and the community through October 2014.

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

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.

MGH&FC Presents "Living Well With Diabetes" Evening Class in June

Bringing diabetes under control and learning to self-manage the condition can prevent serious complications and allow for an independent, healthy lifestyle. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a three-evening course in effective diabetes self-management called “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 17 through 19, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

An expert team of MGH&FC health professionals teaches the class, covering everything from diabetes medications, to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team. Understanding diabetes and knowing how to self-manage the condition is very empowering to those who want to maximize their health and live longer!

Family members/significant others are also invited and encouraged to attend the class for the support they can provide. Due to limited space, advanced registration for the class is required, so make your reservation early by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 3301 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 3301). There is a fee for this class, however, diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presented by Hospital in June

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics would like everyone in the community to know how to be a first-responder in a medical emergency, and is offering its next First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, June 12, 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, the four-hour class provides a “course completion card” at the end of the class. A fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required to cover the cost of books and materials, and registration for the June class must be made between May 9 and June 2. Comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants and a Spanish interpreter can be made available as needed. The class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment required by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

"Take Shape for Life"

MGH&FC Allyn Diabetes Support Group Meeting Topic for April

Being overweight can contribute to diabetes or complicate the disease. Keeping weight under control is very critical for anyone with diabetes who want to live a healthy normal life. In response to the need, “Take Shape for Life” will be the topic of discussion at the next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Allyn Diabetes Support Group meeting. The class will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Port of Allyn building’s downstairs meeting room.

The Take Shape for Life Foundation was established in 2011 to promote, through education and research, the growing need for developing healthy lifestyles and behaviors among Americans. Guest speaker, Rick Green, certified health coach (CHC), and executive director of the Take Shape for Life program will discuss how to balance blood sugars with nutrition, the role of a health coach, and the program curriculum and lifestyle changes. Rick was educated through the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) at Villanova University School of Nursing, and has achieved a personal weight loss of 120 pounds as a participant in Take Shape for Life since January 2013.

Family members/significant others are invited to attend the meeting for their own benefit and to support their loved ones with diabetes, and time will be set aside for questions and answers.

The Allyn Diabetes Support Group, affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets every fourth 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) 275-8614, and ask for the Diabetes Wellness Center.

First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presented by Hospital in May

Start spring with a valuable new skill - learn to help save a life in a medical emergency by taking the next First Aid/CPR/AED course offered by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

The 4-hour evening class combines First Aid, CPR and AED training, with a “course completion card” available on completion. It is open to the entire community, and an early, non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required to cover the cost of books and materials. Comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants and a Spanish interpreter can be made available on request.

The class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment required by May 1, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. Registration will be accepted for the May class beginning April 10, 2014.

"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 15 and 16, 2014 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 Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Course in March

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, March 14, 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 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 March 4, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

Hospital Offers Community First Aid/CPR/AED Course in February

The next First Aid/CPR/AED/First Aid course offered by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is scheduled for Thursday evening, February 13, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. A non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is payable in advance, and now includes the cost of books and materials. This program combines First Aid with CPR and AED training, and a “course completion card” will be made available at the end of the class. It is open to the entire community and a Spanish interpreter can be provided on request, if needed. Comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants.

Class size is limited to 16 persons, and early registration and fee payment for the class is required by February 6, by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

"Living Well with Diabetes" Class in February

Diabetes does not have to deprive a person of a normal, healthy lifestyle, and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics offers a class to help maximize health while keeping diabetes under control. The next “Living Well With Diabetes” two-day class on health self-management will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

A highly-qualified team of MGH&FC healthcare professionals teaches the class, which covers everything about 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. The goal is to help people understand diabetes, keep it under control to prevent complications, and promote health and longevity.

Family members/significant others are also invited to attend the class to gain knowledge and offer their support. Due to limited space, advanced registration for the class 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). Diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

Hospital Offers Community First Aid/CPR/AED Course in January

Start the New Year with a new skill, and become a great value to others by knowing how to save a life! Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering another First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, January 23, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

The program combines First Aid with CPR and AED training, and a “course completion card” 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 as needed, and comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants.

Class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment for the class required by January 6, 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.