The Region's Most Advanced Emergency Department

When medical emergencies arise, it’s comforting to know Beaver Dam Community Hospital has the most advanced, state-of-the-art Emergency Department in the region, featuring:
 
At Beaver Dam Community Hospital, our Emergency Department has State-of-the-Art technology complemented by experienced physicians and clinical staff.

 
Telestroke Network
Using video technology, Telestroke enables board-certified BDCH ER physicians and world-class UW stroke neurologists to directly interview patients and family members when a stroke is suspected. Computed Tomography (CT) scans are viewable and a treatment plan recommendation is directly communicated to ER physicians so care can begin immediately.
 
World-Class Technology
BDCH recently installed a state-of-the-art GE Optima MR450w MRI unit, which joins the region’s only 64-slice CT scanner to provide patients with the latest technology for uncompromised image quality, expansive range of functionality and more comfortable, patient-friendly scanning experiences.
 
Experienced Clinical Staff
The experienced, board-certified physicians and clinical staff of the BDCH Emergency Department was the driving force behind the department’s 2011 Studer Group® Excellence in Patient Care Award. The department’s dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff are joined by board-certified subspecialty radiologists, providing BDCH patients with access to the most advanced medical imaging interpretations in their own community.
 
Options for Immediate Care
Less serious injuries and ailments are directed to BDCH’s Urgent Care, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. We also offer patients convenient access to skilled physicians and nurse practitioners in our Walk-In locations at BDCH Medical Clinics in Columbus and Waupun. Patients are seen in 20 minutes or less and on-site X-ray and labs provide fast diagnosis.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
BDCH introduced the first 24/7 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in the region for adolescents and adults in 2011 and soon after added additional training to treat pediatric victims. 
 
A SANE nurse is a registered nurse who has learned, through many hours of specialized training, how to care for sexual assault victims in a confidential and secure setting.
 
SANE Nurses are specially trained to facilitate the care of victims of sexual assault. They interview victims, perform physical examinations for injuries and evidence, provide pregnancy testing and prevention, and offer services to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. SANE nurses assist with law enforcement communication, collect medical-forensic evidence for use in court and serve as expert witnesses when needed.
 
Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg supported the development of the 24/7 program at BDCH, saying “The SANE program at BDCH is a valuable asset to Dodge County and victims of sexual assault.”