Columbia County Public Hospital District #1, December Board Meeting Agenda

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

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Dayton Makes the list for Quality


On November 19, 2015, leaders from the rural health community from across the country will celebrate National Rural Health Day in recognition of the tremendous accomplishments that have been achieved in rural healthcare this year. In support of this recognition, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage recognize Washington as having 37 hospitals reach top quartile performance status in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation. The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEXTM, the assessment of hospital performance in the country to include all rural providers.

For more information, click WA – NOSORH – Dayton General Hospital or NOSORH-State-Award-Release_Washington

Its Time for the Double Shot

double shot

Its time again for the “Double Shot!” Get your Flu Shot and and a Shot of Rey’s Roast coffee. We will be at the Flour Mill Park October 20th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, and November 7th, 8:00am – 10:00am. We will be out at Starbuck at the Community Church November 1st, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, and we will be in Waitsburg at the Waitsburg Park October 24th 8:00am – 10:00am, and October 28th, 7:00am – 9:00am.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the website about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2015. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in women, and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer. While several risk factors like gender, aging and genetic risks cannot be avoided, there are some things women can do to reduce their risk including limiting alcohol use, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and increasing daily, physical activity. Columbia County Health System can also assist you with diagnostic testing, smoking cessation classes, referral, and education. If you have a family history of breast cancer, or feel that you would like to speak to a provider about breast cancer, please contact one of our clinics and set up an appointment with your provider


Vocera Communication System Helps Dayton General Hospital Improve Critical Communication With Care Teams and Emergency Services | Vocera

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 — Vocera (NYSE:VCRA), the leading mobile healthcare communications company, announced today that Dayton General Hospital has improved critical communication inside and outside their facility and increased patient safety and satisfaction, following the implementation of the Vocera(R) Communication System.

Source: Vocera Communication System Helps Dayton General Hospital Improve Critical Communication With Care Teams and Emergency Services | Vocera

Emergency Medical Flight Crews Provide Life Saving Service to Rural Areas


Our Emergency Department team members work fast to provide life saving and stabilization services to trauma patients, but just as important is the rapid response of regional medical flight crews. There is no doubt that the residents of Columbia County, and rural Washington State in general, rely heavily on the men and women supporting the emergency medical flight organizations.

In the United States, one in 5 women will have a stroke; Patients suffering a stroke require rapid transportation to the nearest stroke center. In some cases we are able to administer a brain saving drug called tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) and then transport via the fastest method possible, which is often helicopter. Columbia County is serviced by both Northwest Medstar and Lifeflight.

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.


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.