Release Date: Feb 22, 2023

SHELTON — Every year, the Southwest Chapter of the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE) recognizes individuals in the region who have gone above and beyond in their field and service. In particular, the Frontline Engineer of the Year Award is given to someone who continually went above and beyond in their role to maintain optimal facility operations. Mason Health’s Maintenance Technician Jason Pearson received the Frontline Engineer of the Year Award at the WSSHE Salute! Stars of 2022 event, Jan. 27, at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton.

Pearson is known for going above and beyond to get his work done — in 2021, Mason Health employees honored him as Employee of the Month, and he regularly receives other internal recognition awards. His ability to keep up with work and jump in whenever needed, while maintaining a positive attitude, is why he remains a valuable member of the Facilities Department at Mason Health.

“I tend to keep a smile on my face and stay in a good mood, even if it is a terrible day,” Pearson said. “I like what I do, and I do what I’m supposed to do. I feel like I was just doing my job.”

Organized in 1973, the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE), is a not-for-profit, incorporated association, dedicated to serving and promoting the healthcare engineering profession. Mason Health’s Director of Facilities Engineering, Patrick O’Neil, serves as the Southwest Chapter president.

“Jason received his award at the event Salute for 2022 event that was held at the Little Creek Casino with over 100 attendees representing healthcare organizations and business partners from around the state,” O’Neil said. “I am very grateful for having Jason as part of our team.”

Pearson’s family moved to Shelton when he was in kindergarten, and he graduated from Shelton High School in 2000. He worked in construction for 12 years before being laid off during a recession. He then was a stay-at-home dad for two years and joined Mason Health in June 2011.

He was surprised and excited to learn he had received the Frontline Engineer of the Year Award.

“It was definitely a surprise and makes me feel grateful and good about myself,” he said. “I couldn’t do it without the people around me, who are amazing.”

Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is ISO 9001 Quality Management System certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. Mason General Hospital and Mason Clinic are ENERGY STAR® certified and Mason Health is the recipient of Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Environmental Excellence Awards. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information or to find a health care provider, visit www.masongeneral.com. To learn more about DNV, visit www.dnv.com/healthcare.


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