Philanthropic gifts provide essential support as Meriter creates greater access to services and develops better methods to understand, prevent and treat patient needs.
Area of Greatest Need
The Area of Greatest Need provides support to Meriter in a variety of ways. Gifts are used to improve patient care, support emerging projects and address immediate needs.
Your gift to the Area of Greatest Need will provide assistance to many important areas when additional financial resources are needed; for example, the care of sexual assault survivors, children and adults with mental health illness and addiction challenges, educational opportunities for our staff and advances in technology.
Meriter has developed a strong reputation as a leaderin cardiovascular care. We are the only hospital in Madison that Thomson Reuters ranked in the top 50 U.S. Hospitals for better survival rates.
Your contribution will help Meriter provide outstanding clinical care, disease prevention programs, and clinical trials and research. Our key focus areas include: • atrial fibrillation • new therapies for advanced heart failure • advanced technology and equipment needs
The Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) outreach program reduces the barriers many homeless and low-income individuals encounter when searching for medical care.
Your gift to the HEALTH program supports a dedicated group of volunteers who provide medical triage, education, prescription updates, and connect the underserved in our community to local resources for ongoing care.
Center for Nursing Excellence
Meriter offers multiple learning opportunities for practicing and student nurses, such as a first-year residency program, externships and the Center for Nursing Excellence simulation laboratory for hands-on training.
Your gift will support Meriter’s innovations in clinical nursing care and directly benefit the lives of our patients and their families.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Meriter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital offers young patients and their families a safe environment for inpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment. No other hospital in south central Wisconsin provides crisis care for children with severe mental health challenges.
In the past two years, families from 38 Wisconsin counties have turned to us for the care of their children—more than 1,300 between the ages of 6 and 18 years.
Your support of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program expands treatment options available to our patients, educational resources for family members and training opportunities for staff.
Today, the need for continued investment in women’s healthcare is greater than ever. Meriter’s Birthing Center is the busiest in the state – averaging more than 3,700 births annually and visits to our high-risk obstetrics clinic have increased by 44 percentin just two years.
Additionally, as women approach retirement age, a large portion of our region’s population will need innovations in health care. By 2030 in Dane County, the number of women age 65 and older is estimated to increase by 66 percent.
Your gift to Women’s Health supports renovations in our Birthing Center, space and equipment needs in the high-risk obstetrical care area and a new specialty gynecology unit.