This October, Columbia County Health System is focused on Men's health and we are asking you to "Man Up!" According to the CDC, only 53% of men over the age of 18 met the 2008 Federal physical activity guidelines with 34.6% of men over the age of 18 being obese. The leading cause of death for men is Heart Disease followed by Cancer. Men over the age of 50 should be screened for Prostrate cancer while high risk men should be screened at 45. Men, in particular, do not openly discuss their health and how they are feeling and as a result nearly 24% of male related deaths could have been avoided if men were more open to addressing their health issues, so MAN UP!
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.