Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics continues to grow and enhance the level of health care service the District offers to the community. In addition to the five new doctors the District hired this summer, MGH&FC will welcome another slate of health care providers this fall and winter, including three psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. With Mason Clinic opening in February 2020, the District is committed to expanding its behavioral health offerings and integrating those offerings within our new health care setting at the new medical office building.
Starting October, Kirsten Kilgore, PMHNP-BC, will join MGH Olympic Physicians as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner before transitioning with the team to Mason Clinic next year. Kilgore graduated from the Keigwin School of Nursing at Jacksonville University in June 2019 in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She has worked as a registered nurse in home and hospital settings since 2016, and believes in a person-centered philosophy of care.
In January, two new psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners will be joining MGH&FC, with plans to move into Mason Clinic shortly thereafter. Katie Aldrich, PMHNP, and Vanessa Walker, PMHNP, both graduated from Gonzaga University’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program in August. Aldrich has worked as a regional nurse and a psychiatric nurse in hospital and prison settings in Wyoming since 2005. She has won Nurse of the Year and Mental Health Employee of the Year awards from her former employer and has also trained as a yoga teacher in Thailand. Walker has worked as a regional nurse in psychiatric hospitals in California since 2011. She has worked with patients of all ages in outpatient psychiatric settings and believes in treating patients as if they were members of her own family.
Photos of our mental health nurse practitioners will be forthcoming.
David E. Anderson, MD, will come on board full-time at MGH Shelton Family Medicine this October. Patients may already be familiar with Dr. Anderson, since he has worked on an as-needed basis for the District on weekends since 2014. Dr. Anderson was born in Forks and has served 20 years in the military, including tours in Iraq, Korea and Africa. He graduated from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2010. He is board-certified in internal medicine and takes great pride in serving a rural community.
Jenny Johnston, ARNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who joins MGH Olympic Physicians in November. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University in 2015 and has practiced as a registered nurse in hospitals around Puget Sound for more than a decade, including at MultiCare: Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, four years as a first lieutenant at Madigan Army Medical Center, and most recently, The Everett Clinic. Johnston is a fourth-generation Sheltonian.
Carlos Rubio-Reyes, MD, is a board-certified family medicine doctor who will start with the District in late January, working full-time at MGH Family Health, Ankle and Foot Clinic in Family Health services until he relocated to the new Mason Clinic. Dr. Rubio-Reyes worked for five years as a community pharmacist in Canada before graduating with a medical degree from New York Medical College in 2013. He has practiced family medicine for the Boone Medical Group in Missouri since 2017 and has a passion for delivering health care to underserved communities.
Please join us in welcoming these providers to our District. Call 360-426-1611 to make an appointment today at one of our clinics or to learn more information.
MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers 3D Mammography Services and Virtual Care 24/7. For more information on 3D mammograms, Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.