(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Community Hospital and Marshfield Clinic Health System have taken the next step in their planned affiliation by signing a definitive agreement. The two organizations signed a letter of intent in June 2018. Beaver Dam Hospital President and CEO Kim Miller says it is “exciting to reach this milestone in the…process.” Miller says the institution will continue to deliver local care to those it currently serves and will expand the number of specialties and sub-specialties through the agreement, with additional access to innovative technologies, along with Marshfield Clinic’s expertise. The affiliation is expected to close in the coming months. Specific terms are not being released.