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Why Meriter is Different

Who we are

Meriter isn’t your typical employer. We truly value the health, happiness and well-being of our employees, our patients and our community. And here, it’s more than just good intentions. It’s something we achieve each day.

In the Community

As a nonprofit and home to Madison’s only community hospital, Meriter Health Services is devoted to making a positive impact far beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics through both Meriter Hospital’s community relations department as well as the Meriter Foundation. We’re proud to invest tens of millions of dollars in the community each year, including:

  • Free or deeply discounted care for those who can’t afford to pay their medical bills
  • Health education, outreach and screenings for the greater community
  • Subsidized health services, like child & adolescent psychiatry, dental care for special needs patients and substance abuse programs, which are provided at a financial loss for Meriter but needed in the community
  • Financial and staffing support for Helping Education and Link the Homeless (HEALTH), a program founded by Dr. Cate Ranheim {link} and run by Meriter staff and volunteers to provide basic health care for the homeless
  • Support of other nonprofits devoted to improving health in the community, like the American Diabetes Association, March of Dimes and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)

 Click here to view our Community Benefit Report.


In the Workplace

Meriter is more than a place you go for a paycheck. We want you to be motivated to come to work each day and be proud to work here.

It’s why we have strong employee recognition programs to ensure your hard work is being acknowledged and you have opportunities to grow and expand your career, like ongoing training and tuition assistance. We also offer employee wellness programs, recreational discounts and strong financial benefits to make sure your whole person is cared for.

That same attitude extends to our patients. Our goal as an organization is to care for the whole patient, not just the disease. We are committed to achieving service excellence in everything we do and are always looking for ways to improve the care we provide. We look to our staff to create, develop, nurture and implement constant process improvement.  It’s that drive that has helped Meriter become a leader in health care, earning national recognition for patient satisfaction and clinic excellence.

Recent Awards:

  • Most Wired (2011,2012,2013)
  •  Innovative Best Practice Award for Patient-Centered Care (2012)
  • Path to Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction (2010 & 2012)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2009-2012)
  • DeForest-Windsor Clinic Best in the Nation for Recommendation to Others (100%) and 90th Percentile for Overall Rating of Providers
  • West Washington Clinic PediatricsBest in the Nation for Recommendation to Others (100%) and 90th Percentile for Overall Rating of Providers
  • Top Patient Experience scores from Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) (2013)

  

As a System

Meriter Health Services focuses on the importance of the continuum of care, linking individuals from Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation to the expert primary and specialty care physicians of Meriter Medical Group to the skilled practitioners of Meriter Hospital, Meriter Laboratories, and Meriter Home Health, if needed.

We are partners with our patients and the community, helping guide them through their health care decisions when they’re healthy and also when they’re sick. Whether it’s providing preventive services without a copay, getting timely test results or a personal phone call from your physician about follow-up care, Meriter is dedicated to providing access, compassion and quality care from start to finish.