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Community Giving

Caring for Our Community

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If you have any questions about Meriter's community initiatives, please contact Meriter Community Relations at (608) 417-5620.

2013 Community Benefit Investment

Community Health Improvement
$768,922
(Health education classes, Helping Education and Link the Homeless(HEALTH), health related screenings)

Health Professions Education
$5,845,135
(Medical students, residents, nursing students, respiratory therapists, radiology technologists)

Subsidized Health Services
$2,155,000
(Services that are provided at a financial loss to the organization but are needed by the community. Some of these services include the Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic, NewStart, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and more.)

Financial & In-Kind Contributions
$613,882
(Financial and In-Kind contributions as well as staff time to support health improvement activities)

Community Building Activities
$25,196
(Support and involvement in activities and programs to increase the safety, security and economic health of the community)

Community Benefit Operations
$80,485
(Cost of maintaining community benefit programming and support)

Financial Assistance/Charity Care
$6,672,349
(Cost of free or discounted health services provided to those who cannot afford to pay and meet specific financial assistance criteria)

Government Sponsored Health Care
$22,066,438
(Costs related to Government health programs such as Medicaid programs)

Total
$38,277,407

Mothers in the Neighborhood

Meriter-UnityPoint Health's community benefit program is making a difference in the lives of many individuals in Madison and Dane County. Sina Davis, founder of Mother's in the Neighborhood in Madison's Allied Drive Neighborhood, shares how Meriter-UnityPoint Health has provided health education to community members to help them create healthier lives.

HEALTH Program: In the Streets

Meriter-UnityPoint Health's community benefit program is making a difference in the lives of many individuals in Madison and Dane County. Carlos Gonzalez, RN, talks about the role that the HEALTH program plays in helping community members at their most vulnerable.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: You Saved My Life

Meriter-UnityPoint Health's community benefit program is making a difference in the lives of many individuals in Madison and Dane County. Karen Larson, RN, explains how important Meriter-UnityPoint health's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program is to the entire community.

Rape Crisis Center: Partnering for Care


Meriter-UnityPoint Health's community benefit program is making a difference in the lives of many individuals in Madison and Dane County. Kelly Anderson, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center in Dane County, shares her thoughts on why Meriter-UnityPoint Health's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE) is a valuable asset to the community.