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.



The BDCH Medical Clinics are pleased to welcome Dr. Raschelle Schowengerdt to its OB/GYN clinic, which is located at 130 Warren Street, Suite 132, Beaver Dam.



"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 award-winning BDCH Medical Clinics has welcomed Melissa Greer, DO, to its Waupun clinic, 180 Gateway Drive.



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.

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic or non-healing wounds, which can limit mobility, cause pain and negatively impact quality of life. The good news is that advances in wound care have made chronic wounds more treatable and curable.

Beaver Dam Community Hospital is proud to announce it has expanded its Wound Care services to offer patients the most advanced treatment.



Family members at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.’s Remembrance Home are extremely satisfied with the care their loved ones receive and would recommend the facility to others according to a national satisfaction survey completed in April, 2013. The rating places the Remembrance Home above the 90th percentile among facilities across the nation for the third year in a row in “Overall Satisfaction.”



Beaver Dam Community Hospital unveiled its new state-of-the-art Sleep Center at 919 S. University Avenue to the public during an Open House on Thursday, July 11.

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According to a recent survey, 100 percent of family members of Eagle’s Wings residents rated their willingness to recommend Eagle’s Wings to others as “excellent or good.”



Nearly 100 percent of families of Hillside Manor residents recommend it to others, according to a satisfaction survey conducted in April 2013.



The 5th Annual BDCH Nurses Run-Walk-Roll drew an excellent field of 209 runners and walkers on Saturday, May 18, raising $10,513 for the BDCH Foundation Health Care Education Fund.



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.

Beaver Dam Community Hospital has partnered with the Dodge County, Jefferson County and Watertown health departments as well as Fort HealthCare and UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center in order to conduct a community health assessment. The study aimed to identify and understand complex health issues facing the patients in the area and the findings are set to be presented and discussed June 3 in Watertown.



Julie Marks, RN, has earned the inaugural Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Nursing Excellence Award for exemplifying Excellence, Compassion, Accountability, Safety, Professionalism and desire for Lifelong Learning.



The 3rd Annual Derby Day Fundraising Gala held by the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc. on May 4 was a huge success!

On May 1, Hillside Hospice celebrated 25 years of service at their Annual Hospice Memorial Event. The theme was "Looking back in Remembrance; Looking Forward with Hope."



The award-winning BDCH Medical Clinics have welcomed two experienced, leading-edge family medicine physicians as Drs. Erica Elsing and Jeffrey Stevens have begun practicing at the 109 Warren St. clinic in Beaver Dam.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. has announced that Bert C. Callahan, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will be joining Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. and the BDCH Medical Clinics effective Wednesday, May 8. With the addition of Dr. Callahan, the BDCH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine program gains the experience and expertise of a highly respected Orthopedic Surgeon. 



To better serve the region’s increasing need for primary care, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. has opened a new BDCH Medical Clinic location in Horicon effective April 3.



 
The Trinity Irish Dancers entertained a pair of festive St. Patrick’s Day audiences at Beaver Dam High School March 17, raising $13,700 for the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation’s AED and Hillside Hospice programs.

Kim Miller, MBA, FACHE, has served as president and CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals since 2006. Beaver Dam Community Hospitals is a non-profit system which includes Beaver Dam Community Hospital as well as medical clinics and continuing care facilities.



The physicians of Advanced Pain Management (APM) are pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in Beaver Dam at 1701 N Spring Street, Suite 10 in a partnership with Beaver Dam Community Hospitals.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is pleased to announce that David Corso, MPT, MBA, FACHE, has joined the BDCH Executive Team as its Chief Operating Officer effective March 11.



Many Beaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) employees, Partners of BDCH, volunteers and Kids Care children showed their support for area women suffering from heart disease and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign by participating in the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day Feb. 1.



Keith Ghanian, co-owner of Countryside GM Auto Group, presented a $20,000 donation to the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation 2012-13 Annual Fund Appeal.



West Bend’s Matt and Kim Handeland were expecting to spend New Year’s Eve watching movies, but Trenton Leo had other plans. Originally due to arrive on January 17, Trenton Leo Handeland became Beaver Dam Community Hospitals’ first baby of 2013, as Cindy Stippich, Certified Nursing Midwife, delivered him at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.



 
BDCH celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Meals On Wheels December 14. From left are Carol Mae Hoch, Betty Clark, Betty Maier and Heather Hearley. Missing from the photo is Kathy Dries. Carol, Betty and Betty have played an integral role in the start and ongoing support of the program and were honored at the event.


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 23rd Annual Tree of Lights Celebration presented by the Partners of BDCH honored families served by Hospice and raised funds to help serve others Monday night, Dec. 3. Over the past 22 years, more than $385,000 has been raised by the Tree of Lights. Proceeds are shared with BDCH’s Hillside Lifeline and Hospice Care. Shown above is Marcia Decker, front, leading the audience and the Choral Ensemble.



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

 

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. commemorated its 40th anniversary as well as the leadership of its founding board members during the unveiling of its History Hall to the public on Thursday, November 15.

On October 31, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Ameridose LLC in Westborough, MA, has voluntarily recalled all of its unexpired products in circulation. The recall is not based on reports of patients with infections associated with any of Ameridose’s products, but was recommended by the FDA after preliminary findings from an inspection of Ameridose’s facility raised concerns about a lack of sterility assurance for products produced at and distributed by the facility, the agency said.

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Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) has been recognized with a prestigious Excellence in Patient Care award for the second consecutive year.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. President and CEO Kim Miller, FACHE, was recently awarded a Distinguished Service Award by The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Miller received the award during the Wisconsin Hospital Association Leadership Summit in Madison on September 21 and was the only Wisconsin executive to be recognized with a Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

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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.



Looking for a way to honor his father and the memory of his mother and two brothers, Dr. Victor Caceres focused on bettering the community where he had practiced primary medicine for the past 24 years.
 
During this period of reflection, it became clear that the need for a dedicated Hospice House in the community was the cause closest to his heart.



The world renowned Trinity Irish Dancers performed two shows at the Beaver Dam High School auditorium Saturday, March 24, in support of the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc., raising more than $10,000 for the Foundation and its AED and Hillside Hospice programs.



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.

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.