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Marshfield Clinic Health System, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc., to affiliate and enhance health care services for region

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​Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) announced today they have taken initial steps toward an affiliation to bring more accessible quality health care services to the Dodge County region. The two organizations signed a letter of intent that began a due diligence period to finalize terms of the affiliation by the end of 2018.

"This is an opportunity for two well-respected organizations to come together and create a regional destination for high-quality health care services in Dodge County," said Dr. Susan Turney, MCHS CEO. "Marshfield Clinic Health System has a long history of providing world-class, local care to rural communities, and we are excited to build on that legacy in Beaver Dam."

Turney added that MCHS looks forward to working with an organization that so clearly shares the same values in terms of putting patients first, striving for excellence and focusing on rural communities.

"Access to high quality health care close to where our patients live and work is a top priority," says BDCH President and CEO Kim Miller, FACHE. "This affiliation will enable us to build on our strengths, especially during these changing times in health care, and increase access for our rural communities to enhanced state-of-the-art and high-quality services. We believe this will be transformational for our region."

The two organizations aren't releasing the specific terms of the affiliation. 

About Marshfield Clinic Health System

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is a $2.2 billion integrated health system serving Wisconsin with about 9,000 employees and over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. MCHS primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield Children's Hospital, Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. 

About Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is a non-profit health care system whose mission is to deliver excellence across a continuum of services to patients in the region of Dodge, Columbia and Fond du Lac counties, Wisconsin. BDCH offers a comprehensive continuum of services to people of all ages, including primary and specialty care, obstetric and inpatient acute care, outpatient surgery and oncology services, emergency and urgent care services, rehabilitation, independent and assisted living, home care, hospice, long-term care, wound care, urology, orthopedics and sports medicine, interventional radiology, occupational health, pain management, breast health and women's health services, community education, sleep medicine, pharmaceuticals, and day care for children. For more information, visit

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