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Page A-8 - Mason County Journal - ThursdaY, Nov. 6, 2014 • 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 cover- age 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. • "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 demon- strate and guide participants through low-impact movements with a focus on stretch- ing. Educated through the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education at Villanova University School of Nursing, Rick participated in theTake 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 fam!ly. For more information, call SueBarwick, R.N., C.D.E. at (360) 426-1611 (from Allyn, (360) 275-8614), and ask for the Diabetes Wellness Center. 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 un- der 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 interpret- er 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. A BENEFn FOR MASON GENERAL HosPnAL & FAMILY OF CUMCS November 19-22, 2014 Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union For Uckets call (360) 427-3623 or purchase Uckets online via Paypal at www.MasonGeneral.com 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-WideYearly Safety Program • IHI Quality ImprovementVirtual 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 AidlCPR/AED Course For more information, contact Tom DiDonna, R.N., MSN, D.H.Sc., MGH&FC director of education, at (360) 427-3609. 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" Mason General Hospital & Family of C/inics Mason General Hospital 901 Mountain View Drive Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 426-1611, Allyn (360) 275-8614 Toll free (855) 880-3201 www.MasonGeneral.com