Category Archives: Meriter News

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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Welcome to Spring Allergy Season

Runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough? Itchy, red, watery eyes? Welcome to April, the official start of the spring allergy season. Just as we are getting over our winter colds, a new menace appears. With warmer weather come seasonal allergies that can … Continue reading

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Meriter McKee Welcomes Dr. Reed

Family Medicine physician Karen Reed, MD, recently joined the Meriter McKee clinic team. A major focus of Dr. Reed’s practice is based on prevention, favoring lifestyle changes rather than medicinal fixes whenever possible. Dr. Reed has a great deal of … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: My Hat is Off to Meriter!

  My mother, who is 70 years old, fell and broke her wrist. She was taken to another hospital for her injury. She was not treated very well at this particular hospital and was told that she would have to … Continue reading

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Volunteer Today for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow

  Cancer Prevention Study-3 What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”? Right now you have a unique opportunity to fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: There Was Nothing Uncomfortable About My First Colonoscopy

  I had my first colonoscopy yesterday and I must say the staff at Meriter is incredible! They made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. There was nothing about the procedure that hurt or that was even uncomfortable. I left there … Continue reading

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Plain Talk: Homeless get health care at compassionate ‘hut’

Originally published by Dave Zweifel in The Capital Times on March 08, 2013. From the outside, the place doesn’t look like much — an out-of-the-way Quonset hut on a narrow two-block-long street on the city’s south side off busy Fish … Continue reading

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

        Among the cancers that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In Wisconsin, an annual average of 2,824 residents are diagnosed with it and 1,000 die … Continue reading

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Madison General Hospital School of Nursing History Book for Sale

To purchase “A History of the Madison General Hospital School of Nursing 1902-1982″ book, please fill out the attached order form and return it to the Meriter Foundation Department. The cost for the book is $15. This book was completed … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Active and Healthy

With the growing issue of childhood obesity, Meriter would like to remind children and adults that exercise is important and can be fun for the entire family. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in … Continue reading

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Meriter Celebrates Healthy Baby Month

March is Healthy Baby Month. Our staff works to ensure every baby is born healthy. Meriter is proud of our commitment to family-centered-care provided by highly qualified staff and providers. Our newly renovated Birthing Center was just completed for the … Continue reading

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Find Out if You’re at Risk for Diabetes

Take it. Share it. On March 26, 2013, the American Diabetes Association – and Meriter – will be encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test, as well as to share the test with everyone they care about – … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to Help Your Baby’s Dry Skin

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal, March 7, 2013. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My toddler has dry skin. What can I do to help with this? Dear Reader: At this … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe – Roasted Red Pepper, Onion and Eggplant Dip

Courtesy of Barefoot Contessa. Recommended by Krista Kohls, CD, RD, Meriter Clinical Dietician. Makes: 6-8 servings Total Prep Time: 60 minutes Ingredients 1 medium eggplant  2 red bell peppers, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons olive … Continue reading

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Meriter Surgeon Increases Minimally Scarless Gallbladder Surgery

The surgical team at Meriter was the first in Madison to perform a da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy in October 2012 and now the surgery is being performed almost weekly. The gallbladder is removed through one tiny incision of approximately one-inch … Continue reading

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