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“We sometimes fail to appreciate the fascinating differences between the quality of urban and rural facilities. These differences prove the power of ‘small and known’ in patient care, a fact often ignored in the current hospital consolidation craze. In addition, we often fail to consider the synergistic power of increasing skills and financial stability that small facilities can realize under the Allevant Solutions model. However, this power can serve to strengthen a fragile rural health network. In addition, CAHs (Critical Access Hospitals,) because of their size and culture, tend to be less bureaucratic and more agile than their larger peers. In a world that changes daily in unknowable, unpredictable ways, CAHs provide an ideal setting for frontline staff-involved, innovative models such as this one." ~ John Kenagy, MD, Author of Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times.

Be sure to take advantage of our new Saturday hours, and extended Monday hours. We are now available 10:00 - 2:00 on Saturdays, and Mondays from 8:00am to 8:00pm.


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.