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kim miller, FACHE

President & CEO
Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Healthcare Executive

Thought Leader – Visionary – Strategic Thinker – Relationship Management – Strong Business Acumen

Kim Miller is a highly effective healthcare executive, with expertise combining strategic thinking, vision and astute business skills.  She is known for delivering impressive results through targeted growth of services in highly competitive markets, and demonstrating through role modeling the importance of values, ethics and integrity.  She is forward thinking while always mentoring and investing in the growth of people as the most valuable asset within the organization.

Kim has served as the President and CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. for over 10 years.  BDCH is a complex integrated not-for profit healthcare system with annual consolidated revenue of over $238M, a staff of over 900 employees, medical staff of over 225 and over 230 volunteers.  Kim led the transformation of culture at BDCH through development and implementation of a strategic vision for growth, earning national recognition and growing services. 

Kim began her healthcare career as a Registered Nurse and then completed a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Business at Juniata College. She then completed a Master’s in Business Administration at St. Francis University.  Kim has over 19 years of experience as a hospital CEO working for two of the largest faith based national healthcare companies as well as two independent systems.

Kim is certified in Healthcare Administration as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  Kim has been recognized with a Senior Level Regents Award and the Distinguished Service Award from ACHE.  In addition, Kim received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her high school, and was named twice to the list of “Rural Hospital CEO’s to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. 

Locally, Kim previously served on the Beaver Dam Rotary Club Board as President.  She also holds board positions for the Beaver Dam Economic Development Corporation, and Moraine Park Technical College Foundation, and is a former board member of the YMCA of Dodge County, and the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association.  Nationally, Kim also currently serves as Chair of the Vizient - Upper Midwest Region Board and sits on the Health System 100 Advisory Board and ACHE Journal of Healthcare Management Editorial Board.  Kim previously served on the Rural Wisconsin Healthcare Cooperative Board, the Board of the ACHE Wisconsin Chapter, and the ACHE Ethics Committee.


Beaver Dam Community Hospital chief talent officer Mel Bruins

Mel Bruins

Chief Talent Officer

Melanie (Mel) Bruins joined Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. in February of 2014. She has worked as a human resources professional in Southeastern Wisconsin in a variety of different industry settings including Oshkosh Corporation and Mercury Marine. 

Working in health care was a career-long aspiration which Mel has fulfilled as Chief Talent Officer of BDCH. She is a Certified Sherpa Executive Coach, Certified 360 Facilitator through the Center for Creative Leadership and is a Just Culture Certified Champion.

Mel received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Winona State University in Winona, Minn., and her MBA from UW-Oshkosh. She serves as the District Director for the Wisconsin Society for Human Resources Management and as a Board Member for the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin. 

Mel and her husband Scott enjoy spending time with their extended families, playing golf and keeping up with Wisconsin’s college and professional sports teams. 

Beaver Dam Community Hospital Chief Medical Officer Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jason Smith joined Beaver Dam Community Hospitals in July 2016. His responsibilities include physician relations, the BDCH Medical Clinics’ primary and specialty clinics, quality, contracted physician services and case management. 

Prior to joining BDCH, Dr. Smith was the Medical Director at Mitchell Convalescent Center and Chief of Medical Staff at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla, Ga.

Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999.  He is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and has a Master of Business Administration degree.