Release Date: Apr 12, 2024

SHELTON, WA – Mason Health’s Alan Hanson is known for being a dependable team player who can always be counted on by his coworkers. As an office assistant at Mason Clinic-Primary Care, Hanson does a bit of everything related to Patient Access — he helps with scheduling and assisting on-site at Mason Clinic with any patient access concerns. His friendly demeanor and willingness to help in any way he can is a major reason why Hanson was named the April 2024 Employee of the Month.

Hanson was born and raised in Shelton and graduated from Shelton High School Class of 2014. He considered going into a career related to business and marketing and graduated from Western Governors University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. While in school, in 2017, he started working for MGH Olympic Physicians.

After completing his degree, Hanson took an interest in firefighting and paramedicine, so he became a certified firefighter paramedic for West Mason Fire in 2021. Ever since then, he has worked weekends for West Mason Fire as the on-site firefighter at Ridge Motorsports Park, while also working during the week for Mason Health. Since 2017, he has worked as an office assistant and scheduler for MGH Olympic Physicians, MGH Family Health, MGH Shelton Family Medicine and MGH Oakland Bay Pediatrics, before the clinics were absorbed into Mason Clinic starting in 2020. He has been with Mason Clinic-Primary Care since February 2024.

“Both of my jobs help me develop a certain sense of empathy,” Hanson said of firefighting and working for Mason Health. “My interest was in business, but growing up with cystic fibrosis and working at the clinics made me realize I had an interest in health care. I love helping people and believe my jobs have fostered personal growth.”

Hanson is building a house in Hoodsport and participates in South Sound Mopars, a car club for fans of classic or vintage Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Ram, and Jeep vehicles. His prize possessions are a 2014 bright orange Dodge Challenger and a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle.

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 three Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Awards and a Greening the OR Environmental Excellence Award. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information or to find a health care provider, visit To learn more about DNV, visit


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