Monthly Archives: February 2012

Meriter Medical Group Welcomes Lindsey Duca, PsyD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Medical Psychologist Lindsey Duca, PsyD to the Meriter Monona clinic. “As a medical psychologist, I am privileged to help individuals improve their quality of life by making positive changes that enhance health … Continue reading

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A Patient’s Story – From Being a Caregiver to Receiving Care

  As a 10+ year employee of Meriter, I have seen our standards of care from the caregiver side. Recently, I was able to experience the receiving side of things. My four year old son had tubes put in his … Continue reading

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Valentine Delivery From Bayview Kids

Children from the Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts designed/crafted valentines for Meriter Hospital inpatients.  They came to the Greenbush Garden Bistro on Monday, February 13 and delivered over 100 beautiful works of art!  Volunteer Services treated the … Continue reading

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Meriter.com Recognized as One of the Nation’s Top 25 Hospital Websites

Meriter.com received recognition in a recent national website study. Researchers surveyed 636 hospital websites across the nation and mapped each website using a WebCrawler (an analysis tool that begins at the top-level webpage for the domain of each website). The … Continue reading

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Register for Setting Your Course Workshop

Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life: Setting Your Course Are there things you’d like to do in your life, but don’t know when or how to make them happen? This workshop will help you identify … Continue reading

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Give yourself and your baby a gift

February is Heart month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in Wisconsin. Smoking cigarettes can double your risk of experiencing a heart attack. If you’re pregnant, smoking can affect not only your health but also the … Continue reading

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A Patient’s Story – I Received Exceptional Care

  Meriter is an amazing hospital. I recommend the hospital and the staff hands down above the others. The care I received was exceptional to say the least. Dr. Cynthia Brincat is an excellent gynecologist and surgeon. She explained everything … Continue reading

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A Patient’s Story – Keep Up the Great Work, Meriter!

We very unexpectedly ended up at Meriter’s ER when my husband’s blood pressure suddenly and very sharply increased on Feb. 6th. We can’t say enough about the prompt, thorough and quality care he received, both in ER and once he … Continue reading

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Meriter Monona Welcomes Dr. Halanski, Pediatrician

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Halanski to Meriter Monona. The clinic now offers a complete array of primary care services, including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN (provided through UW Health) services. Dr. A. Halanski Pediatrics … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know About: Lice

Lice – just the word is enough to make any parent shudder and get the heebie-jeebies! When I received not one, but two e-mails with the subject “Lice” a few weeks ago, my heart sank.  Two of my daughter’s good … Continue reading

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Healthy Heart Month Recipes

February is American Heart Month. The Apple Coffee Cake and Blueberry Banana Smootie recipes below are heart healthy and delicious. And, feel free to comment and share your favorite heart healthy recipes too. Enjoy! Apple Coffee Cake While most cake … Continue reading

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Women’s HeartCare: Take Action to Protect Your Heart

Four of five women ages 40 to 60 have one or more risk factors for heart disease. You can’t do much about your age or family history, but these risk factors are very much within your control. You may be … Continue reading

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2012-2013 Meriter Minority Health Careers Scholarship

Meriter is pleased to again offer the Minority Health Careers Scholarship.  This Scholarship is our commitment to nurturing interest in health care careers among minority students.  The Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity to see health care at work and gives … Continue reading

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2012 Wear Red Day – A Success!

A heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of employees who participated in last Friday’s Wear Red Day! In departments and locations across Meriter, employees made a statement about heart disease. Approximately 250 employees took part in dressing casual on Friday … Continue reading

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Register for our Perinatal Conference Nov. 16

Join us at our conference Advanced Fetal Monitoring A Patient Safety Approach presented by Lisa Miller, CNM, JD, a certified nurse-midwife with more than 30 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. Her legal background gives her … Continue reading

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21 Steps to a Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month. Use the tips below to help prevent heart disease. For more information, visit meriterheart.com. 1. Feel Your Oats Foods high in soluble fiber – oatmeal, beans, fresh fruits, and broccoli – form a gel that not … Continue reading

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Meriter Welcomes Dr. Kenneth Foster

The Meriter Medical Group is very pleased to welcome a new General Surgeon, Kenneth Foster, MD, MBA, FACS, CPE, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. Kenneth Foster, MD, MBA, FACS, CPE General Surgeon Meriter Specialty Clinic 202 S. Park Street, Madison, … Continue reading

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February is American Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States – and in Wisconsin. In fact, 35% of all WI deaths are linked to cardiovascular disease.* More startling statistics: Key risk factors for cardiovascular disease are … Continue reading

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Free Heart Health Programs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. and is responsible for more than one third of all deaths in Wisconsin.  During American Heart Month, we urge you to take steps toward actively protecting your heart by participating … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Donations Support Rawhide Program

Over the years, Meriter donated 45 cars to Rawhide, which is more than any other organization. The total value of the cars is estimated at $90,000 – that is enough financial support for three boys to complete the Rawhide program. … Continue reading

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National Wear Red Day – February 3rd

According to the American Heart Association, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Dress in red to support American Heart Month and help increase awareness about heart disease among … Continue reading

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