MGH Hosts Another "Advance Care Planning" Free Seminar in November

Establishing an Advance Directive and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care will ensure your wishes are met if you are unable to consent to medical treatment or end-of-life care.

SHELTON, Wash. – It is important to have your health care decisions in place if a serious accident or sudden illness left you unable to do so.  Establishing an Advance Directive and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care will ensure your wishes are met if you are unable to consent to medical treatment or end-of-life care.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is presenting another Advance Care Planning free seminar as part of the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association’s initiative – Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Ellinor Room at MGH.

The Advance Care Planning seminar is free and open to the entire adult community, and outlines the importance of naming a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (health care agent) and sharing your goals and preferences for care with that agent, as well as your loved ones, physician and Hospital.  Documents for your Advance Directive (Living Will) and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care will be provided at the class, along with instructions on filling them out.

The seminar is limited to 20 people, and participants are encouraged to bring along the person whom they wish to name as their health care agent.  All attendees must pre-register by November 1, by calling Cindy Mortensen at (360) 427-9544.

Note: For those unable to attend, Advance Care Planning documents are available from your physician, nurse or Hospital staff.  To make an appointment for help filling out the documents, call Cindy at (360) 427-9544.. 

 MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation.  MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7.  For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, go to www.MasonGeneral.com.      

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
November 07, 2018

The Ellinor Room at MGH