Do you feel that? It’s tightness in your knees as you bend down to lace your shoes. It’s a throbbing in your knuckles as you type an email to your family back east. It’s an aching feeling that takes over your body every time you bend, and it’s debilitating. The most common form of joint pain, especially for seniors over the age of 65, is arthritis. With chronic disease being the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases and conditions classified as arthritis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend preventative care as a person’s best defense.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital General Surgeon Dr. Jonathan Gifford is no stranger to helping people in need — both at home and overseas
The first and second time Dr. Gifford traveled to Haiti he was in college on a mission trip with his church. He wasn’t a medical student yet, but he already knew he wanted to help people. It was on his first trip that Dr. Gifford immersed himself in the culture and learned the Creole language — a skill that would aid him in future trips to the Caribbean country.
We have been working since December to find the best partners to support you as a Apple Health (Managed Medicaid) Customer. These partners must provide exceptional service to you as a patient, and support the facilities and medical professionals who provide your quality healthcare. Some of those conversations have been successful.
In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, your friends at Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group invite the community to join us for a free, informational event on prostate Health. Hosted by Dr. Stephen Reznicek, our board certified urologist, the September 23rd event – to be held at 6:00 PM at the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion – will promote awareness of general prostate health, while providing a forum for learning about prostate cancer, the number two cancer killer of men. Says GHCH’s CEO, Tom Jensen, “Providing great medical care is only part of what it means to be a trusted community healthcare provider. We also have a responsibility to educate the public on important health issues.”
Now that Grays Harbor Community Hospital is part of a public hospital district, you may be interested in learning how public hospital districts can better serve community members. Learn how districts in other Washington counties like Jefferson, Clallam and King have found value and stability through this model.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s health care team consists of physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and students of the health sciences.
These professionals provide needed diagnostic treatment and patient care services of the highest standards. Each patient at Grays Harbor Community hospital has an attending physician who has primary responsibility for the patient’s medical care.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s mission:
To Heal, Comfort and Serve our Community with Compassion.
Phone: (360) 532-8330
Main Campus (West): 915 Anderson Drive Aberdeen, WA 98520
East Campus: 1006 North H Street Aberdeen, WA 98520
Education Bldg: 2302 W 6th St Aberdeen, WA 98520
STAT Center: 3003 Cherry Street Hoquiam, WA 98550
All meetings are held at Grays Harbor Community Hospital - Main campus in conference room C unless otherwise noted.