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About Meriter

Meriter's Mission

To heal this day
To teach for tomorrow
To embrace excellence always
To serve our communities –
For a lifetime of quality health care.

Meriter's Vision
Meriter will be a fully integrated health system that exceeds the expectations of our patients and their families, our physician partners and the communities we serve.

Welcome to Meriter

I'm Meriter President and CEO, Jim Woodward. It is an honor to lead an organization dedicated to providing patient-centered, high quality health care. I am most proud that our patients place us in the top 10 percent in the nation in terms of their overall rating of the hospital and their willingness to recommend us to family and friends.

Looking Forward

Dear Community,

It is with great excitement and pleasure that Meriter Health System
announces its plans to formally affiliate with UnityPoint Health - an
innovative and nationally-recognized health system based in Iowa.
We hope the transaction will be complete in the new year, pending
review and approval by appropriate government agencies.

This is fantastic news for our patients, our insurance members, our
employees and the entire community. UnityPoint Health’s vision of
the best outcome for every patient every time and its community-
based focus ensures that Meriter will continue to flourish for
generations to come.

Through this affiliation, Meriter will remain an independent,
community-based health care organization, but with the added
resources of a regional system. Physicians Plus will have the opportunity
to grow in strength and geographic coverage.

We are committed to this community. Meriter patients and Physicians
Plus members will still see their doctors and receive care locally - just
like always.

This is an exciting time for all of us. We are truly looking forward
to the future and continuing to serve you.


Jim Woodward
President and CEO
Meriter Health Services
Ginny Graves
Chair, Board of Directors
Meriter Health Services

More About Meriter Health Services

Meriter Health Services provides high quality of care to residents in Madison, Dane County and the surrounding communities. With a combined staff of 3,300 employees, Meriter Health Services operates:

  • Meriter Hospital, a nonprofit, 448 bed community hospital, providing a complete range of medical and surgical services.
  • Meriter Medical Clinics, which includes the following primary care clinics: DeForest-Windsor Clinic, Deming Way Clinic, Fitchburg Clinic, McKee Clinic, Middleton Clinic, Monona Clinic, Stoughton Clinic and West Washington Clinic
  • Meriter Home Health provides comprehensive home health care services and medical products to southern Wisconsin.
  • Meriter Laboratories, a trusted provider of reference lab services for area clinics, hospitals, researchers and nursing homes.
  • Meriter Foundation, a nonprofit foundation responsible for managing gifts, grants, community philanthropic activities and investments.