29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes. It is estimated that 21 million people have been diagnosed leaving 8.1 million people UNDIAGNOSED; this means that 27.8% of the people with diabetes are unaware that they have it. Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels. If you are a diagnosed diabetic, visit with your healthcare professional today and ask about our exciting new challenge. We are starting a Dots for Diabetes campaign throughout the month of November. If you have questions about diabetes, or think you may be experiencing symptoms of diabetes, come in for a screening. Be sure to take advantage of our new Saturday hours! We are now available 10:00 - 2:00 on Saturdays.
Dayton General Hospital was established in 1960 with the vision of providing high quality healthcare to the local community. DGH is a Public Hospital District with a Critical Access Hospital designation. Our primary service areas include Dayton, Waitsburg, Starbuck, and surrounding areas. Columbia County Health System is comprised of Columbia Family Clinic, Waitsburg Clinic, Booker Rest Home, and Dayton General Hospital. Our Rural Health Clinics are here for your primary care needs, 5 days a week. We are staffed with 4 primary care, medical doctors, and three mid-levels. Booker Rest Home is a 49 Bed, long term care, skilled nursing facility.