Category Archives: Meriter News

Dr. Dana Johnson: Road Trips

Published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 25, 2013 Dear Dr. Johnson: My family is planning a road trip for later this summer. What can I do to make it more enjoyable for my 3-year-old and myself? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Donate to Dr. Stanley Phillips III Memorial Fund

  The Meriter Foundation has created a fund in honor of Dr. Stanley  Phillips III, a neonatology fellow who tragically passed away after an accident involving a NICU transport ambulance. The Dr. Phillips Memorial Fund will sustain his values by supporting a … Continue reading

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Meriter McKee Welcomes Dr. McGowan

Meriter McKee is pleased to announce that Meghan McGowan has joined the team. Dr. McGowan specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Meriter now offers OB/GYN services at three clinics: Meriter McKee, Meriter Monona and Meriter DeForest-Windsor. Dr. McGowan has always been … Continue reading

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Attend our Injury Clinic for Runners

You have the opportunity to meet with a sports medicine professional to evaluate your running related injuries. If you are having a problem that limits your training, now is the time to address it so you can reach those racing … Continue reading

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Meriter Board Member Receives United Way Woman of Year Philanthropy Award

Meriter Health Services (MHS) is proud to announce Meriter Health Services board member Holly Cremer Berkenstadt has been honored with the United Way of Dane County’s Woman of the Year Philanthropy Award. “Holly exemplifies Meriter’s values of service and excellence,” said … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

This is a great salad for those participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) because it uses lots of veggies that are currently in season. As the summer continues, make adjustments to this salad according to your CSA box. Recipe … Continue reading

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Meriter’s New Children’s Center Becomes Community Benefit

Meriter’s new Children’s Center, on the corner of Mills and Mound Streets, won’t be complete until this fall, but it’s already improving the care of children throughout Madison. The center, one of only six percent of all child care facilities … Continue reading

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Free Waunakee Wellness Presentation by Dr. Felz

Join Dr. Felz as he presents a free health seminar during Waunakee’s Workshops on Wellness. “Younger Tomorrow: Exercise made fun” Year-round fitness lets us enjoy life to the fullest. Beyond weights, machines and health clubs, there are many activities that … Continue reading

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Are you or a loved one living in chronic pain?

Join us for an informative session for people with chronic pain organized by those who have experienced chronic pain on Friday, June 28 from 1-5 pm. Chronic pain can affect mood, sleep, ones’ ability to work, perform daily activities and … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Veterans

Today, Meriter will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise to noon to honor all the brave men and women of our armed forces.  Meriter would like to give a heartfelt Thank You for all the sacrifices they and their families … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: Thank You for Our Great Care

My partner went to Meriter to have surgery with Dr. Rogerson. From the first person we met at check in, to the nurse or nursing assistant that helped us to the car, we felt like we were more than taken … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: It Was Easy Selecting a Meriter Doctor

I wasn’t feeling well when we went to Jefferson. I waited as long as I could and I finally went to the doctor. I have nothing but good things to say about my whole experience. I looked online at your … Continue reading

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National EMS Week is May 19-25, 2013

EMS Week honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving in communities across the United States. More than 36 million patients were cared for by EMS professionals nationwide in 2012. This week, we recognize their around-the-clock dedication to providing emergency … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun

Now that the weather has warmed up, everyone wants to be outside. But before you head out the door, remember to apply your sunscreen. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Each year more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer … Continue reading

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Meriter Receives Supply Chain Management Award

VHA Inc., the national health care network, has given Meriter Hospital a 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Supply Chain Management Excellence, honoring Meriter for improving the efficiency of its supply processes and reducing costs to help ensure delivery of quality … Continue reading

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Mammography at Meriter Monona

  Meriter is pleased to announce that we now offer screening mammography services at Meriter Monona. Mammograms are key to the early detection of cancer. As Mother’s Day approaches, Meriter suggests that you not only tell your Mom how much … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

“Arthritis is a debilitating disease that profoundly impacts the lives of millions of Americans on a daily basis,” says John H. Klippel, M.D., president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. “The effects of the 46 million Americans with arthritis on the economy … Continue reading

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Thank You Meriter Volunteers!

Meriter volunteers complement our dedicated staff by enhancing the quality of health care provided to our patients. We celebrate our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 21 – April 27, 2013. Below are some impressive statistics about our great … Continue reading

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Join us for Training and Injury Prevention for Golfers

Join us at Vitense Golfland! Saturday, May 18, 2013; registration begins at 8:00 am. Cost is $25 per person. Register now. Has the cold spring given you the blues? Have you been dreaming about this year’s golf season? If you … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: French Lentils

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa. Recommended by Krista Kohls, CD, RD, Meriter Clinical Dietician. Makes: 4-6 servings Total prep time: 55 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons, plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Healthier Food Challenge

Earth Day is April 22; each year at this time, we often consider ways that we can live more sustainably. At Meriter, our commitment to Live Forward is one that we promise to our patients, our community and our employees. … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeremy Bufford: Allergy-Proof Your Home

Originally aired by NBC 15 on April 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Meriter Allergist and Immunologist, Jeremy Bufford, MD, dropped by NBC 15 News to talk with Leigh Mills about ways to allergy-proof your home and help your family lessen … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to keep a child in bed at bedtime

Originally published March 14, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Dana Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I keep my 2 year old in her “big-girl bed” at bedtime? Dear Reader: Developing good … Continue reading

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2013 March for Babies

Join Meriter and Physicians Plus at the 2013 March for Babies! Saturday, May 11 NEW LOCATION – Law Park 410 South Blair Street (At Machinery Row) Registration: 8:30am; Start: 9:30am Distance: 3 miles COST: FREE, but you are encouraged to … Continue reading

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Health and Lifestyle Prebiotics in Baby Formula and Eczema: Mixed Picture

Originally published by Reuters on March 28, 2013. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s some evidence to suggest that putting prebiotics in baby formula protects children against the skin condition eczema, according to a fresh look at past research. The … Continue reading

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