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Kim Miller Appointed Chair of Vizient's Upper Midwest Board of Directors

Kim Miller, MBA, president of CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc., has been appointed chairperson of the Vizient Upper Midwest Board of Directors.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. The Vizient Upper Midwest Board consists of 19 members from 10 states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania and Florida. The board strives to improve the 35 health care organizations in the Upper Midwest Network more quickly through a commitment to act, learn and share together. 
Kim Miller Appointed Chair of Vizient's Upper Midwest Board of Directors“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with leaders at the forefront of health care,” said Miller, who is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Vizient members in the Upper Midwest Network are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, cost-effective care while supporting our caregivers, and it meshes well with our vision at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals.”
“Health care leaders like Kim not only impact their communities and health care organizations greatly through their leadership, but as chair of the Vizient Upper Midwest Board of Directors, she will make a significant impact in many other communities aimed at providing exceptional, cost-effective care. I’m pleased that Kim is our chairperson and look forward to her leadership and positive impact,” said Rebecca Blaesing, senior vice president, Central and Upper Midwest Networks.
Under Miller’s leadership, BDCH has earned multiple safety and quality awards, including:
•        Health Transformation Award from The Alliance, 2016
•        The Leapfrog Group, Grade A in Safety, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
•        Leapfrog Group Top Rural Hospital, 2016, 2015, 2014. BDCH is the first and only Wisconsin hospital to earn this honor.
•        BDCH Hillside Home Care recently earned a 5-star rating for patient satisfaction, the highest of any agency serving the region. It also received a 4-star rating for quality. Ratings are determined by Home Care Compare using Medicare’s publicly reported quality metrics.
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