Release Date: Jul 21, 2022

With her positive attitude and commitment to going above and beyond to help patients, Christy Keliher exemplifies the Values of Mason Health: Service & Relationships. Keliher has been a Registration Specialist for the past five years at Mason Health. Her coworkers have nominated and selected her as the July 2022 Employee of the Month.

Keliher grew up in Seaside, Oregon. She became interested in health care after raising her three children. When her youngest started school, Keliher decided to go back to school herself and earn her Certified Nursing Assistant license.

“As soon as I had my children, caring for people became something that I wanted to do,” she said. “I pursued health care at that point. I have a compassion to care for others and help them through their needs, and that evolved into an interest in health care.”

Keliher worked in the health care field in Oregon, primarily in skilled care and memory care facilities.

When she moved to Washington, she knew she wanted to stay in the health care setting, so she looked at different types of positions.

“I saw the position for a Registration Specialist and I also have office experience, so I thought it would be a good combination,” she said.

Keliher joined Mason Health in November 2017. She was part of the original team that started with the Lab Draw Station on Professional Way in Shelton. In 2020, the Lab Draw Station moved to Mason Clinic, where Keliher now works registering lab patients.

“Christy is on top of the policy and procedures and will always go above and beyond to help patients by calling other facilities and retrieving lab orders, giving patients knowledge about the lab process and lab testing and being quick and efficient with registrations,” said Odessa Cook, Registration Specialist. “There is no one I would rather work next to daily. She is truly a pillar for our community.”

Keliher enjoys creating a positive experience for patients.

“It’s really heart-warming to know where you’ve made a difference in their day,” she said. “I’ve worked with a great team.”

Keliher enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her children, one of whom is in the U.S. Army. stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. From him, she learned rucking — hiking with a weighted backpack — and she now enjoys that activity with her daughter. Keliher also likes to paddleboard and will be backpacking for the first time this summer, at Silver Lake Park.

Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is ISO 9001 Quality Management System certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. Mason General Hospital and Mason Clinic are ENERGY STAR® certified and Mason Health is the recipient of Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Environmental Excellence Awards. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information or to find a health care provider, visit


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