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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.