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Meriter Health Services Officially Joins UnityPoint Health

Meriter, Physicians Plus Positioned for Strong Future through Affiliation MADISON, Wis. (January 3, 2014) — Meriter Health Services is pleased to announce it has officially affiliated with UnityPoint Health, a nationally recognized, integrated health system headquartered in West Des Moines, … Continue reading

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Protein Shakes Featured on WISC-TV

Chocolate Espresso Protein Shake 1 portion  1 scoop            Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder (go to local health food store to find which one fits your needs the best) 6-8 ounces       Water, Almond Milk, Kefir, Skim Milk or any other liquid … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Enjoy Safer, Happier Holidays

Originally published on December 25, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I allow my child and myself to enjoy the holiday season more completely? … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Holiday Gift Ideas

Originally published on December 18, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: Do you have suggestions on the best gifts for children this holiday season? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Attend the Center for Perinatal Care Open House

We’re Blooming! Please join our Center for Perinatal Care Open House Celebration on Wednesday, January 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm. This is the final step of the renovations of both women’s inpatient and outpatient units. Tour the new high-tech ultrasound rooms, … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Getting a Pet

Originally published on December 4, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are considering getting a pet for our family for Christmas. What recommendations do you … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Constipation Concerns

Originally published on November 27, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 3-year-old daughter has been having hard golf ball-sized stools. Should I be concerned, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Preparing Sibling for Baby

Originally published on November 13, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are expecting a baby. How do we prepare our 3-year-old for the addition to … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: When to Treat Eye Drainage with Antibiotics

Originally published on November 13, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My toddler has been sent home several times from day care due to eye drainage. … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Meriter is proud to announce that is has again been honored with two national eHealthcare Leadership Awards, presented by eHealthcare Straegy & Trends. Meriter received the 2013 Silver eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Doctor Directory and the 2013 Gold eHealthcare … Continue reading

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Thank You, Forensic Nurses!

The entire staff of Meriter Health Services would like to join the International Association of Forensic Nurses in recognizing forensic nurses around the world for the extraordinary work they do.  The Meriter Hospital SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) program is the only … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Family Night Out

Enjoy a night with your family before the holiday season kicks into full gear! Meriter is hosting a family night out at our DeForest-Windsor clinic (located near the intersection of Hwys. 19 & 51) on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading

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Meriter Home Care Agency Receives HomeCare Elite Recognition

Meriter Home Care Agency is pleased to announce achievement of HomeCare Elite recognition in 2013. HomeCare Elite™ is a compilation of the top 25% most successful home care providers in the United States based on standardized performance measures using publically … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Halloween Safety

Originally published on October 30, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. The leaves are changing color, the temperatures are dropping and the ghouls are coming out. Each year, I … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Talking to Children About Death

Originally published on October 23, 2013 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 6-year-old son’s grandmother has a terminal illness. How do we explain this to him … Continue reading

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Meriter Children’s Center Open House

Please join us as we celebrate Meriter’s new Children’s Center! Tour the new building, meet our teachers and enjoy light refreshments as we begin the next chapter of the Meriter Children’s Center. Enrollment is available to both Meriter employees and … Continue reading

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Monona, DeForest Clinics Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

The Monona and Deforest clinics have been recognized in the annual Healthcare Design magazine’s Architectural and Interior Design Showcase of Ambulatory Care Centers. You can view Meriter’s section of the magazine below, or by clicking here (Pages 108-109).

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Fireplace safety

Originally published October 16, 2013 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Readers: If you have been reading this column for a while, you may recognize this topic from previous … Continue reading

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2013 Halloween Candy Trade-In Party

We want your candy – but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause! Bring your extra Halloween candy and join us at the Meriter/Physicians Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In Party! The event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 … Continue reading

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Meriter Health Services Prepares for Future through Strategic Affiliation

Affiliation with UnityPoint Health will offer new efficiencies and resources for Meriter, Physicians Plus and Dane County patients MADISON, Wis. (October 10, 2013) Meriter Health Services announced today that it has agreed to combine operations through an affiliation agreement in … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins 3 National Awards

Meriter is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the best patient care providers in the nation at the recent National Research Corporation’s 19th Annual International Patient-Centered Care Symposium in Baltimore. Meriter received three major … Continue reading

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Help Feed the Hungry This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – thousands of reasons to be grateful! You can easily make a big difference this Thanksgiving. Simply “Like” Meriter on Facebook and we will make a $5 donation to the Goodman Center. We hope to donate up to $2,500 before Thanksgiving, November … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Language Development

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sept. 25 Dear Dr. Johnson: My 18 month old doesn’t seem to be talking as much or as clearly as other kids her age. Should I be concerned? Dear Reader: Language delay occurs … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Training Prevents Burnout, Boosts Compassion Among Doctors

This article was featured in The Huffington Post on September 13, 2013. A growing body of research has shown multiple benefits of mindfulness, including helping smokers quit their habit, improving sleep quality, and even helping students score higher on standardized … Continue reading

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Free Bra Fittings at the Ladies Night Out Event

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Meriter is hosting a ladies night out event. Enjoy an evening with your friends while learning more about breast cancer prevention and treatment, featuring our mammography services. Did you know? One in eight … Continue reading

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