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The laboratory at Dayton General Hospital performs 90% of our tests in house and is designated a High Complexity Testing Laboratory and is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) licensed.  Tests that have to sent out are picked up by PAML or Incyte Diagnostics and are resulted back electronically to our Electronic Health Record system. The lab is staffed with ASCP certified MTs, MLTs, and a Phlebotomist.  Lab hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday for outpatient testing. The lab is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, for emergency services.

Services and Testing provided by our laboratory:

  • Blood Banking
  • Urinalysis
  • Serology
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Blood Gas
  • Coagulation



Monte Fulbright, MT has returned to Dayton with his family. Monte began his  laboratory services career in 1989 while working at Dayton General Hospital's lab. Monte had received his Bachelor of Science degree from WSU, but after working in the laboratory for a short time, then manager Ann Olson, encouraged him to certify as a Medical Technologist. In 1991, with generous help from a Booker trust scholarship, Monte and family relocated to Cheney where he completed some schooling at EWU that enabled him to be accepted into Sacred Heart's School of Medical Technology.

Monte returned to Dayton in 1993 and became laboratory manager of the Dayton General Hospital's lab by 1995. In 2002, he accepted a position at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chewelah, Washington where he worked until 2015.  Monte's responsibilities and experience grew while managing two hospital laboratories. He cites the experience as valuable specifically in areas of Quality Assurance, leadership development, and many computer based laboratory applications.

With the return to Dayton, Monte and his wife have purchased a local historic home and plan for it to be the "Home Base" for his large family. He and his wife look forward to,once again, getting involved in our local communities.





Dayton General Hospital was established in 1960 with the vision and mission of providing high quality healthcare to the local communities. We are a Public Hospital District with Critical Access Hospital, Level V Trauma Center, and Level III Cardiac and Stroke Center designations. Our primary service areas include Dayton, Waitsburg, Starbuck, and surrounding areas. More commonly known as Columbia County Health System, we are comprised of Columbia Family Clinic, Waitsburg Clinic, Booker Rest Home, and Dayton General Hospital. Our Rural Health Clinics are here for primary care and behavior health needs 6 days a week. We are staffed with 3 primary care medical doctors, a board certified emergency medicine doctor, a board certified pediatrician, and 3 mid-level family practice providers.  Our Emergency Department is staffed with our employed providers as well as partner physicians.