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Threat made against Beaver Dam Hospital

November 6, 2018

BEAVER DAM -- Beaver Dam Community Hospital received a phone call Saturday night that indicated a potential credible threat against the hospital and its staff.

Because the safety of the employees, patients, residents, children and medical staff members is of the utmost importance, the hospital was placed on lockdown. Hospital officials are working closely with law enforcement, who are investigating the potential threat.

Internal BDCH security officers and a Beaver Dam police officer were stationed at unsecured entrances across the main campus. Beaver Dam police cars were also positioned at the main front entrance and the emergency department entrance.

Beaver Dam hospital officials have also reached out to an external security firm for additional support.

“To assure their safety, I personally met with each staff member, physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife in the hospital and our Hillside Manor Nursing Home on Sunday to explain our additional security measures,” said Kim Miller, BDCH president and CEO. “I commend them for their composure and their commitment to patient care and am grateful for their continued service to the community.”

As part of its ongoing staff training and development efforts, BDCH recently had team members undergo active shooter training and additional training is scheduled in the future.

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