Category Archives: Meriter News

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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Register for Finding Fitness After 40

Regular exercise is one of the key components to living a happy and healthy lifestyle.  Unfortunately developing a consistent routine can be difficult and often time injuries provide an additional barrier to starting or sustaining a successful exercise program.  Meriter, … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedules

This flu season, Meriter urges you to protect yourself by practicing good hand hygiene, steering clear of those who are already sick, and of course, getting your annual flu vaccination. Meriter clinics are now offering flu vaccinations to all Meriter … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: With Possible Concussions, It’s Better to Sit Out

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 5, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if my child has a concussion? Dear Reader: Concussions have been in the news a lot lately. There has been more focus on … Continue reading

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Meriter Helps Quintuplets Reunite

Meriter hosted a very special family reunion over the weekend as a set of quintuplets met their whole family for the first time. Local couple Cassie and Frank Vanderwall had five babies at a hospital in Arizona last month. Mom, … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Advice

Dr. Kathryn Cahill of the Meriter West Washington clinic gave back-to-school advice on WKOW’s Wake Up Wisconsin.

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Welcome Dr. David Daiga

The Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome David Daiga, MD to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. He is the third Neurologist on staff, joining Dr. Ross Levine and Dr. Stephanie Rothman. Dr. Daiga was always drawn to the fields of … Continue reading

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Gallbladder Removal Through the Belly Button

Meriter is proud to announce its entire Meriter Medical Group General Surgery team now offers a single-incision approach to gallbladder surgery. Dr. Susan Toth, Dr. Kenneth Foster and Dr. Daniel Mansfield are the only surgeons offering single-site surgery in the … Continue reading

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Donate to the Community Blanket and Diaper Drive

Meriter is pleased to host a Community Blanket and Diaper Drive from August 1–31 in partnership with the UW’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN). The Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Fund actively works with women of all ages and communicate the importance of … Continue reading

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