What’s Happening... 2014 November Special Kudos t e k e Tic clos 0th s r1 e l sa mbe ve o N News Briefs n Washington Healthplanfinder – Open Enrollment Begins in November The annual open enrollment period for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Program (Healthplanfinder) runs November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015 for health plan coverage beginning January 1, 2015. Those who are eligible for Apple Health/Medicaid can enroll year-round. If you have questions about enrollment please contact Lee Ayers, project supervisor, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics at (360) 432-7766. Congratulations to Terri Gushee, R.N., director of Care Coordination Services, and house supervisor, for being selected by her peers as MGH&FC’s October “Employee of the Month”. MyMasonHealth.org November 19-22, 2014 n MGH&FC is once again joining in the “Big Climb” at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, on Sunday, March 20, 2015. This will be the Hospital and Clinics’ third year participating in this event that raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The hospital’s team filled up fast on Oct. 30, but they are encouraging members of the community to put together a team to race to the top of the Columbia Center – the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 flights of stairs, or 1,311 steps, to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck, with breathtaking views of the entire Puget Sound region. The “Big Climb” supports the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and team fundraising, and entry fees. In 2014, the event sold out in 13 hours and raised a record-breaking $2.42 million for blood cancer research and patient services. Registration for the 2015 Big Climb opened October 30, and is expected to sell out fast! Registration is $42.50 per person, and each team is asked to raise a minimum of $100 for the cause – to find a cure for blood cancer! For more information go to www.llswa.org. Continuing Education Classes offered for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics employees, medical staff and the community during the month of November: • Orientation for New Employees • Strong Perifax for Obstetrical Staff • Mock Adult Code Blue Skills for Clinical Staff • Online Hospital-Wide Yearly Safety Program • IHI Quality Improvement Virtual Learning • Online Cognitive Competency Development and Evaluation • New RN and Current Nurse Skills Orientation • Annual Certified Nurse Skills Competency • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal Course • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Course • Charge Nurse Course • Community First Aid/CPR/AED Course For more information, contact Tom DiDonna, R.N., MSN, D.H.Sc., MGH&FC director of education, at (360) 427-3609. The Mason Vision We put patients first. We provide quality medical care to assist the individuals of our community to restore and preserve their health. We conserve patient and community resources through a sustainable, financially viable, coordinated system of health care delivery. n, call To make a reservatio k for the (360) 898-2145. To as : special rate, use code Fantasy Forest. Complimentary valet parking provided at all events! n “Exercise Coaching In Action” – November topic for Diabetes Support Groups Keeping weight under control and staying in shape is the best possible way to manage diabetes, prevent its complications, and live a normal, healthy life. To promote this, the next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Diabetes Support Groups will present “Exercise Coaching in Action” at their November meetings. The Allyn Group will meet on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Port of Allyn building’s downstairs meeting room, and the Shelton Group will meet on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital. In his second guest appearance this year, Rick Green, certified health coach (CHC), and executive director of the Take Shape for Life program, will be on hand to demonstrate and guide participants through low-impact movements with a focus on stretching. Educated through the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education at Villanova University School of Nursing, Rick participated in the Take Shape for Life program himself – achieving a total weight loss of 120 pounds since January 2013. Family members/significant others are also encouraged to attend the class, for their own personal benefit as well as the support they can give to their loved ones managing diabetes. Comfortable clothing is recommended and Rick will be glad to answer any questions. The MGH&FC Diabetes Support Groups are affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, and meet every month from September to June. They are 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) 426-1611 (from Allyn, (360) 275-8614), and ask for the Diabetes Wellness Center. Alderbrook Resort & Spa is sort offering special re tes. overnight stay ra Join us for... A Christmas on the Canal at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union Purchase tickets online via Paypal at www.MasonGeneral.com or call the MGH Foundation office at (360) 427-3623 Community Classes “Living Well With Diabetes” class in November A two-day class in diabetes self-management. When: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18 & 19, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Where: Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital Registration: Advanced registration is required by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., C.D.E., at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941). Note: There is a fee for this class, however, diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans. First Aid/CPR/AED course in November The First Aid/CPR/AED course size is limited to 16 per class, and an early, non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required to cover the cost of books and materials. It is open to the entire community and a Spanish interpreter can be made available upon request. Comfortable clothing is recommended. When: Thursday evening, November 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Where: MGH&FC Learning Center, next to McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. Registration: Advanced registration is required by November 3 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. Thank you, Fantasy Forest Sponsors, for your support! Gala & Live Auction Co-sponsors • Hiawatha Corporation • Heritage Bank Volunteer Village Co-Sponsors Gastroenterology Associates Taylor Shellfish Program/Advertising • Christmas Village Celebration of Life Tree Co-Sponsor • John L. Scott Foundation Fashion Show Co- Sponsor • Finninsula Foundation Father-Daughter Dance Co-Sponsors • EI. Kristyn & Son Construction, Inc. • Eric & Paula Moll Wine Tasting – A Toast to Fantasy Forest • Dynamic Collectors, Inc. Site Decorations Co-Sponsor • Columbia Bank Candy Cane Carnival Co-Sponsor • South Sound Radiology Raffle Co-Sponsors • Masco Petroleum • Mary Anne Munson • Peninsula Credit Union • Skookum Rotary Foundation Oysterfest Dollars at Work Forest Star • Bob & Melanie Appel • Bowers Dental Group • Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center • Denis & Adele Leverich • Providence St. Peter Hospital • Robert W. Johnson, PLLC • Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center • McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory • Wittenberg CPA, PS Sponsors as of 10/18/14 Mason General Hospital 901 Mountain View Drive, PO Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-1611, from Allyn (360) 275-8614 Toll free (855) 880-3201 www.MasonGeneral.com Equal Opportunity Provider • Translation Services Provided Se habla español • Approved by the Joint Commission Healthcare’s Most Wired Hospital for seven consecutive years!
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