Welcome Dr. Kurt Frauenpreis

Please Welcome Dr. Kurt Frauenpreis to Columbia County Health System: Dr. Frauenpreis received his M.D. from American University of the Caribbean and completed his residency at Family Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After completing his training in 1994, he began his first practice as a family medicine provider at Beale Air Force Base in California. After his honorable discharge from military service, Dr. Frauenpreis worked as both a family medicine provider and family medicine provider with surgery assistance at Hemet Community Medical Group and Hemet Hospital respectively. In 2006 Dr. Frauenpreis joined Bear Valley Community Healthcare District in both provider and administrative capacities. Prior to coming to Dayton, Dr. Frauenpreis worked for Sublette County Rural Healthcare District in Pinedale, Wyoming where he served as a primary care provider and covered their Emergency Department.


Board Meeting 08/27/2015

Columbia County Public Hospital District #1
5:30 p.m. Dinner – 6:00 p.m. Meeting
Mission: Columbia County Health System is a value-guided organization whose mission is to partner with our customers, staff and communities to promote the health and well-being of the region.
Vision: We strive to be a leader in rural healthcare and your partner for optimal health.
Values: – To promote optimal community wellness
– To act with compassion, integrity and professionalism
– To maintain confidentiality
– To be responsible stewards of current and future resources
– To foster a culture of continuous improvement

Detailed Agenda

Welcome Dr. Kurt Frauenpreis!

DrFrauenpreis Welcome, Kurt Frauenpreis, MD, our new doctor who joins us from Wyoming. Dr. Frauenpreis is a Family Practice Physician who is welcoming new patients at Columbia Family Clinic. He is also certified to perform CDL physicals. Call for an appointment today at 509.382.3200.

Springtime on the CCHD campus.

The Health System maintains a park like campus thanks to the fantastic facilities team. Residents, staff, and in-patients often comment about how well the grounds look and enjoy the view from their windows as well as getting out and about around the facility.


Smoking doesn’t suit good health!

25.1% of Columbia County residents smoke as opposed to a State average of 18%, and as a result we have more residents suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ). These chronic illnesses are either directly linked to, or made worse by, tobacco use. Additionally, the financial burden of of tobacco use cannot be ignored with smokers spending between $1,590.00 and $3,276.00 annually on tobacco products alone. This doesn’t take into account associated healthcare costs which can be an additional $3,200.00 a year. If you would like to speak to one of our providers on ways to quit smoking, please call our Clinic in Waitsburg at 509.337.6311 or in Dayton at 509.382.2531. Be sure to take advantage of our new Saturday hours! We are now available 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturdays.

Festive Halloween around Columbia County Health System

We had a good turn out of trick-or-treaters and the residents of Booker Rest Home had a great time with staff dressed up as well!