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Staff List



Charles Thomas Anderson, M.DBoard-Certified General Surgeon, Emergency Physician

Dr. “Tom” Anderson is Morton General Hospital’s primary surgeon. He has been the director of the hospital’s surgery clinic since his move to Morton in January 2003. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in chemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1979 and then went on to work on his medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 1983.

Dr. Anderson completed his General Surgery Residency from 1983 to 1988 at the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He served as a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina from 1988-1994 before opening his private practice in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1994.

Dr. Anderson specializes in Laparoscopic cholecytectomy and endoscopy, upper and lower. He also performs an incision-less surgery, TIF, to treat the cause of acid reflux.

He can be reached for appointment at 360-496-3641.


Merrell Cooper, D.O.Family Practice and Obstetric Physician

Dr. Merrell Cooper specializes in Family Practice Medicine at the Morton Medical Center.

Dr. Cooper came to Morton to work at the Morton Medical Center in 1993 after completing his Internship and Residency at the Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa from 1990 to 1993.

He completed his Doctorate of Osteopathy in 1990 at the University of Osteopathic Medical and Health Science in Des Moines.

In addition to general family practice, Dr. Cooper also performs spinal manipulations and treats acute back injuries and non-surgical orthopedics.

He can be reached for appointment at 360-496-5145.


Jeffery Ford, M.D.Emergency Department Physician and Director

Dr. Jeff Ford specializes in Emergency Medicine as well as serving as the director of Morton General Hospital’s emergency department. In addition, he also serves on the hospital's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Physician Credentialing Committee.

Dr. Ford earned his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1988. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta in 1992. He completed his two-year Family Practice Residence in Calgary in 1994.

Dr. Ford worked in private practice for eight years before moving to emergency medicine. He worked at the Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, Ore. for eight years until coming to Morton General in 2002.


Mark Hansen, M.D.Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Mark Hansen is a Family Practice physician, working at the Morton Medical Center next door to Morton General Hospital.

Dr. Hansen came to Morton in 1997 after completing his Family Practice Residency in San Bernardino County Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. in 1994. His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry at the Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif. in 1989.

He can be reached for appointment at 360-496-5145.


Quoc Ho, MDInternal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Quoc Ho is an Internal Medicine specialist. He joined the Randle Clinic and Morton General Hospital staff in April of 2015.

Dr. Ho was born in Vietnam but grew up in Seattle after his family immigrated here when he was 3-years old. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University in California and completed his residency through the University of Washington in Boise, Idaho.

In addition to treating patients in Morton General Hospital, he sees his clinic patients at the Randle Medical Clinic located at 108 Kindle Road in Randle. He can be reached for appointment at 360-497-3333.


John Mansfield, M.D., MPH, CPEBoard-Certified Urologist

Dr. John Mansfield is a board-certified urology specialist. He joined our medical staff in the fall of 2012 with a wealth of education and experience. Dr. Mansfield earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York in 1990. Following which, he completed a general surgery internship in 1992 and then a urology residency in 1995, both at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He also earned a Masters of Public Health degree in 1996.

Dr. Mansfield served in the United States Air Force for 21 years, during which he served as the Chief of Urology and Chief of the Medicine Staff at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, 1996-1999; Chief of Urology and Outpatient Surgery at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, 1999-2003; Chief of Urology and Surgery Flight Commander at RAF Lakenheath, England, 2003-2006; Surgery Squadron Commander and Urologist at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, 2006-2009; and then Deputy Commander and Urologist at the David Grand Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, 2009-2011.

Dr. Mansfield also served in Iraq for six months in 2008 as well as in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. He retired from active duty in 2011 and began a private urology practice in Longview as well as seeing both children and adults in Specialty Clinic at Morton General Hospital. He can be reached for appointment at toll-free at 855-425-3720.


Kevin McCurry, M.D.Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Physician, Sleep Clinic Director

Dr. Kevin McCurry, one of our emergency department physicians, also serves as medical director of Morton General Hospital Sleep Lab.

Dr. McCurry earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in geology at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. in 1984 after attending Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland from 1977-1980.

Dr. McCurry completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Camden, Utah in 1990, graduating with honors. He completed a one-year Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Utah and then went on to a two-year residency at Shasta Cascade Family Medicine at the University of California in Redding, Calif., where he served as Chief Resident in his third year.


Esther Park-Hwang, M.D.Gynecology Physician

Dr. Esther Park-Hwang specializes in women’s healthcare. In addition to working part time at Morton General Hospital, she also works with Multicare Health Systems in Tacoma where she practices gynecology and obstetrics. She is also on the OB/GYN faculty at the Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program and Rural Family Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Park-Hwang completed her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California in 1993 after earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1989. She completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Park-Hwang joined the Morton General Hospital medical staff in 2009, bringing us a long sought after gynecology specialist. She has a special interest in menopause management, premenstrual syndrome, abnormal pap smears and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Dr. Park-Hwang enjoys hiking, nature walks, overseas mission trips, classical music and spending time with family.

She can be reached for appointment at 360-496-3641.