HarborCrest Behavioral Health, part of Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, has announced Dr. Larri Ann Mishko as its new medical director.
Mishko takes over for longtime Medical Director Dr. Bruce Worth who retired last month. Mishko has been working as a provider at HarborCrest since June 2019.
Originally from Northern Idaho, Mishko relocated to Sequim in the late 1980s and practiced at the Jamestown Sk’lallam Family Health Center.
“As a family physician, I wasn’t planning on doing addiction medicine, but needed to get the training to cover our clinic in Sequim,” explains Mishko. “I have found that this is some of the most rewarding work I have done. It is amazing to see patients healing in mind, body, and spirit. There’s nothing like helping people get their lives back.”
After working in the field of “outpatient addiction medicine, I wanted to further my experience to inpatient and detox,” Mishko continues. “Once I met Dr. Worth and the care team at HarborCrest, it felt like a great fit. The program that Dr. Worth has developed is impressive, with an excellent reputation regionally and statewide.”
According to Clinic Supervisor Angela Brumfield, “Dr. Mishko is an excellent physician and a genuinely great human being. She is very knowledgeable with treating substance use disorder, very open-minded, kind and patient. Dr. Mishko has been here just a short time but she’s the type of person you just feel like you’ve known forever. Her personality is fun, and she works well with our team, we are blessed to have her.”
“Dr. Larri Ann Mishko has been the perfect fit for our team. She genuinely cares about her patients. She is courteous, kind, lighthearted, and empathetic. She can put patients at ease and helps provide a nurturing healing environment for them. Dr. Mishko engages and encompasses the clinical team to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. You can tell she has a true passion for helping those with Substance use disorders.” said Nurse Manager Tracie Moen.