Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) has welcomed Dr. Jason Smith to its executive team as Chief Medical Officer.



Dr. Andrew Guminski, a physician specializing in internal and pediatric medicine, has joined the BDCH Medical Clinics in Horicon.



Dr. Robert Seipel, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the BDCH Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.’s commitment to safe, quality patient care and to population health has earned it the Health Transformation Award from The Alliance, a Madison-based not-for-profit cooperative of employers across the Midwest.



Paul Palmer, MD, of BDCH Surgical Specialists has announced that general surgeons Janie Myers, DO, and Scott A. Cassidy, MD, have joined the clinic.

High school students 15 years of age as of March 1 will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by volunteering their time at Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) this summer. The summer student volunteer session lasts 10 weeks, from June 20 through August 26, and requires a 30-hour minimum commitment.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.



Beaver Dam Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2016 as Certified Midwife Cindy Stippich delivered Landon David Vander Galien at 7:53 p.m. on Monday, January 4.



For the second consecutive year, Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) has been named to The Leapfrog Group’s coveted annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.



BDCH Remembrance Home has earned the national “Excellence in Action” Award from the National Research Corporation for the third consecutive year. This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores.



For the ninth time in the past 10 years, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.’s Hillside Home Care has earned the National Research Corporation’s HomeCare Elite Award. Over the past 10 years, Hillside HomeCare has also earned Top 500 Agency honors three times.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been honored for the third consecutive year with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. BDCH also earned Leapfrog Group Top Rural Hospital honors in late 2014, becoming the first and only Wisconsin hospital to earn this elite distinction.



The latest in breast health diagnostics is now at BDCH.



John and Sue Sutter, registered pharmacists and owners of Marshland Pharmacy, along with Kim Miller, FACHE, president and CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH), have announced that the transition of Marshland Pharmacy’s Beaver Dam location to be owned and operated by BDCH will be official on Monday, Nov. 2.



The BDCH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic recently moved its practice to a spacious location on the first floor of the Vita Park building, 705 S. University Avenue, adjacent to Beaver Dam Community Hospital. The move provided more examination rooms and expanded space for administration purposes, but also accommodates the addition of Dr. Joseph Puccinelli, an experienced and talented orthopedic surgeon.



The Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) Rehab & Wellness Department has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) with an Outcomes Excellence Award.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.’s Hillside Home Care is pleased to announce it has scored 4.5 stars out of 5 in Quality of Care STAR Ratings recently introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating of any agency in the region.

August 1-7 marks the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2015 with the focus on breastfeeding rights of working women. This year’s theme is “Let’s Make It Work.” When families are able to balance work and family life, including breastfeeding, it helps make a healthy and vibrant workforce.



Dr. Daniel Malone, Rheumatologist with the BDCH Medical Clinics’ Rheumatology Clinic, has announced an innovative alternative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome that achieves the same results as traditional surgical procedures, but with reduced pain, cost and recovery time.



To help promote early childhood literacy and parental engagement, the BDCH Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Community Pediatrics for the “Reach Out and Read” program.



Keith Ghanian, co-owner of Countryside GM Auto Group, has made a $28,000 donation to the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation 2014-15 Annual Fund Appeal.



The keys to creating a happier and healthier region will be unveiled Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Beaver Dam High School Auditorium.



Dr. Sharon L. Haase, UW Clinical Professor of Medicine and a member of the Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) Medical Staff, was honored as a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) during its national meeting April 30 in Boston.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has announced that general surgeon Dr. Paul Palmer has joined the organization through the acquisition of Surgical Specialists of Dodge County.



The BDCH Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic recently donated a total of $4,350 to area schools and their athletic departments as part of its sports physical program.



CHICAGO — BDCH President & CEO Kim Miller, FACHE, has been named to the list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know," by Becker's Hospital Review. The list features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural communities.

Keeping an accurate list of every medication or supplement you’re currently taking (i.e. prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbs) to improve your health and quality of life will help your doctors, pharmacists, hospitals and all other health care providers deliver the most complete, safe and quality care possible.



Beaver Dam Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2015 as Dr. Effie Siomos delivered Jameson Joshua Neuman at 4:02 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3. Jameson was born 20.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and is the son of Randolph’s Ryan and Ashley Neuman. Jameson joins brothers Rowen, 3, and Harrison, 2, at home.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been named to The Leapfrog Group’s coveted annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. BDCH was the first rural community hospital in Wisconsin to receive this distinguished award. The awards were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C.



The Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Cancer Nurse Navigator Program has earned an AONN+ (Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators) Best Practices Award, which recognizes navigators who have implemented novel initiatives to support patients with cancer.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is proud to announce that the Partners of BDCH were selected to receive a 2014 Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) from the Wisconsin Hospital Association.



BDCH Remembrance Home has earned the national “Excellence in Action” Award from the National Research Corporation for the second consecutive year. This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores.



The Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital provided a $35,000 donation to the BDCH Foundation in support of BDCHF programs and local health and wellness initiatives during an appreciation event in their honor on Tuesday, Sept. 9.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is pleased to welcome Dr. Cristin Newkirk-Thompson to the BDCH Medical Clinic in Columbus.



"Fifty-eight years old is way too young to die," Larry Giebink said.



The BDCH Medical Clinics are pleased to announce that it opened a Urology Clinic on Monday, July 14. The clinic is located at 130 Warren Street, Suite 132, in Beaver Dam, with board certified urologists Drs. Craig Kozler and Christopher Manakas treating patients.

Mr. Edwin A. (Ned) and Mrs. Elfriede (Elfie) Gallun have announced a pledge of $1M to the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc. for the purchase of a da Vinci Robot for use at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH). This donation directly impacts the health care provided to the residents of Dodge and surrounding counties and is the largest single donation BDCH and the BDCH Foundation have ever received from a community leader in the history of the organization.



The 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Classic Rally for a Cure Ladies Golf Invitational June 11 at Old Hickory Golf Club was another success organized by an amazing group of women dedicated to fighting breast cancer!



Beaver Dam Elks Lodge 1540 conducted a Flag Day ceremony Friday, June 13, at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. State Rep. Mark Born, right, presented a flag that was flown over the Wisconsin State Capitol to BDCH representatives, from left, Rick Sorensen, Tom Casey and John Pappone.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. awarded its 2nd Annual Nurse Excellence Award during National Nurse’s week to emergency room Registered Nurse Angie Heiling. 



Keith Ghanian, co-owner of Countryside GM Auto Group, presented a $27,000 donation to the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation 2013-14 Annual Fund Appeal, bringing Countryside’s total contribution to the Foundation over $100,000.



BDCH has been honored once again with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. BDCH also received an ‘A’ for patient safety in 2013.



The Trinity Irish Dancers thrilled a pair of enthusiastic audiences during a fundraiser for the BDCH Foundation March 22.



During his 41 years working for a family-owned construction company, Jack H. Voit never dreamed he would one day be in a position to give so much to the causes that are important to him.



The BDCH Foundation recently approved an AED grant award for Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.



The Beaver Dam High School Girls Volleyball program presented the BDCH Foundation and its Breast Health Services Program with a donation of $9,888 as a result of its 5th annual “Dig for the Cause” event held Oct. 10, 2013, which helps raise awareness of breast health and breast cancer.



Beaver Dam Community Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 as Dr. Ken Ostermann delivered Claire Elizabeth Nielsen at 6:49 a.m. on New Year’s Day.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. President & CEO Kim Miller was featured as a guest panelist at the Community Hospital 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference in Atlanta, Ga. from Oct. 20-22.



The BDCH Foundation has kicked off its 2013-2014 Annual Fund Campaign, looking to build upon the success of the 2012-2013 campaign.



The 7th Annual Don Reilly “Race the Parks” Cardiac Run drew 238 participants and raised $17,473 for the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cardiac and AED programs.



BDCH Remembrance Home has earned the national “Excellence in Action” Award from the National Research Corporation. This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction scores.



The Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital had a surprise for those on the BDCH Foundation Board during a luncheon on Tuesday, August 27. The Partners provided a $76,000 donation to the Foundation in support of BDCHF programs and local health and wellness initiatives.



James T. Kirsh, Chairman of the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Board of Directors, has earned a Wisconsin Hospital Association 2013 Trustee Award.



Several years ago, the Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Department decided to upgrade the level of emergency care it provided the community by offering paramedic services.



The BDCH Foundation has partnered with the Dodge County Public Health Department to decrease the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in our region by awarding a $1,000 grant for the purchase of 15 Graco Pack N Play cribs.



Keeping breastfeeding high on the public health agenda is critical to improving global health. Early and exclusive breastfeeding with the introduction of appropriate complementary feeding around six months of age ensures that both mothers and infants receive maximum health benefits.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013.


The Beaver Dam High School Girls Volleyball program presented the BDCH Breast Health Services program with a donation of $10,012 as a result of its 4th annual “Dig for the Cause” event held Oct. 4, 2012, which helps raise awareness of breast health and breast cancer. The donation that came as a result of the girls’ hard work and dedication brings the four-year total to $40,112.



The Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc. recently made a $10,000 donation to the Waterworks Park Project.

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With U.S. smartphone ownership now topping 53 percent according to a recent Pew Internet study, more consumers are using their mobile devices to access information than ever before. Beaver Dam Community Hospital’s emergency room recently increased its presence in the growing mobile market by partnering with Infinity HealthCare and iTriage®, a trusted source for personal healthcare information, to provide smartphone-toting consumers with critical health and medical information at their fingertips.



As Jack H. Voit looks back upon his 87 years, it’s difficult for him to come to any other conclusion.
 
“I’ve lived a charmed life,” Jack says. “Even when things went wrong for a while, I was able to overcome and bounce back.”



The Beaver Dam Community Hospital Information Services department recently donated five computers to People Against a Violent Environment (PAVE) for use by its staff and clients.



MADISON – Wisconsin hospitals such as Beaver Dam Community Hospital, have a major impact on the state’s economy, generating $28 billion annually in economic activity and employing more than 110,000 people in communities throughout the state.



Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been recognized with two prestigious Excellence in Patient Care awards.



The inaugural Chuck Williams Memorial Golf Outing, held Sunday, Sept. 11 at Mayville Golf Club, raised $11,000 in support of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals’ Hillside Home Care and Hospice and Crossroads Adult Day Services in Mayville.



Dr. Sharon Haase, Beaver Dam, was presented the American College of Physicians Laureate Award on Sept. 10 at the Wisconsin ACP Annual Scientific Meeting. 



On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Hillside Home Care hosted a concert with the Friesland Community Band and served cake and ice cream in recognition of its 25 years of caring for the Beaver Dam and surrounding communities.



Nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year in the United States.

Patients coming to Beaver Dam Community Hospital’s Emergency Department now have immediate access to world-class stroke neurologists at the UW Comprehensive Stroke Center in Madison.

Homeless for five years and unemployed for two, Steven Wright was at the end of his road.
 
Severe degenerative arthritis in his right hip was so painful he was unable to continue working his maintenance job. Four times the maximum dose of Aleve wasn’t dulling the pain and he could barely walk.



Hillside Manor Nursing Home residents reached out to future generations Tuesday, June 14 when they buried a time capsule in the Hillside Manor courtyard.