Columbia County Health System set to hire new CEO

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The board of the Columbia County Hospital District has reached an agreement with Dale Polla to be the new CEO for Columbia County Health System, according to interim CEO Jon Smiley.

Smiley said the board is expected to approve its contract with Polla at its regular meeting Sept. 27. Polla will start work Oct. 1. Smiley will work with Polla during the first week of October before leaving his interim position.

Polla recently left his position as administrator of the Missoula Health and Rehabilitation Center in Missoula, Mont. He has worked for many years as a hospital administrator in the Pacific Northwest.

The Columbia County Health System operates Dayton General Hospital, as well as the Dayton Family Clinic, the Waitsburg Clinic and Booker Rest Home in Dayton.

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