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Immediate medical treatment can save lives, but more than 1/3 of acute stroke patients don't take an ambulance to the hospital. Spot a stroke F.A.S.T. is a campaign designed to instruct people how to spot stroke symptoms. F.A.S.T. stands for: Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, and Time to call 9-1-1. You can even download the F.A.S.T. app for your mobile device.




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.