Category Archives: Meriter News

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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Stepping On Program: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls

Meriter – UnityPoint Health’s Stepping On Program empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. This community-based workshop is offered once a week for 7 weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In this … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine Available at Meriter Clinics

Flu season is nearly upon us, and we encourage you to schedule your annual flu vaccination today. Anyone 6 months or older should be vaccinated as it’s the number one way to protect yourself from the flu. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Join Us for Ladies Night Out – Oct. 1

We invite you to join us for an evening of dinner and inspiring discussion about breast health screening, treatment options and reconstruction in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Meriter-UnityPoint Health offers screening mammography, cancer removal surgery and breast reconstruction … Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Wins National Patient Satisfaction Award

Meriter – UnityPoint Health is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the best patient care providers in the nation at the National Research Corporation’s 20th Annual International Patient-Centered Care Symposium in San Diego over … Continue reading

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Two New Services Help You Get Back in the Game

Meriter - UnityPoint Health is proud to offer two new orthopedic services led by two expert physicians. Dr. Emily Exten offers Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Meriter Monona for those suffering from a wide range of foot and ankle injuries. … Continue reading

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Dr. Kevin Kapadia Joins Our Neurology Team

Meriter – UnityPoint Health welcomes neurologist Kevin Kapadia, MD, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic, located on the main floor of Meriter Hospital. He has a genuine interest in his patients’ health and wellbeing, and provides them the tools to manage their chronic … Continue reading

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Now Offering Rheumatology Services

If you are experiencing pain and inflammation due to a rheumatological condition, you may feel at a loss knowing where to turn for help. Meriter-UnityPoint Health is pleased to announce we offer rheumatology services at two convenient locations: Meriter Deming Way … Continue reading

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Why Choose Meriter for Your Back-to-School Physicals?

  Many organized programs will require your child to receive a pre-participation physical exam before enrollment. Scheduling a physical exam prior to participation allows your child’s primary care provider, who already has extensive knowledge of your family’s health history, to … Continue reading

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Our Urology Duo Will Help You Get Back on Track

  Meriter-UnityPoint Health welcomes urologist Brian Le, MD, MA, to the Meriter McKee clinic, located at 3102 Meriter Way, Madison. We are pleased to have him join Dr. Andrew Jahoda to provide the most up-to-date procedures to help those suffering … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Named 2014 “Most Wired”

Meriter Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. “We’re always looking to better coordinate and improve the quality of care our patients receive. We believe that … Continue reading

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Expect Traffic Delays Near Hospital on 7/17

If you are traveling to and from the hospital campus or any downtown location on Thursday, July 17, please expect traffic delays. Meriter, along with UW Madison police, Madison Fire & Police Departments, Dane Country Sheriff Office & Emergency Management, … Continue reading

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Your Children Can Become Meriter Mighty Kids

In an effort to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to our youth, Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to register your children to become Meriter Mighty Kids! The 9 week program is FREE and meets once a week. It focuses on fun … Continue reading

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Register for Couch to 5K … or 5K to 10K

Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get … Continue reading

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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Help us raise awareness and create a healthier community by joining Meriter and Physicians Plus in this year’s American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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The Formula for Good Health

The Formula for Good Health will help get you on track to maintain good health all year and life long. Continue reading

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Register for the Running Clinic

The racing season is in full swing now which is exactly when those nagging injuries tend to creep up. If you are experiencing pain or injury that is limiting your running or just have questions about your running form sign … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Clinics Honored as Best in the Nation

Congratulations to Inpatient Rehabilitation (3N), Deming Way Pediatrics, General Surgery Clinic, Orthopedic Trauma Clinic, Home Health Agency and NewStart Outpatient for achieving NRC Best! Our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit achieved NRC’s Best in the Nation for controlling their patient’s pain. Our … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Lacerations are Common Summertime Injuries

Originally published on June 4, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if a cut requires stitches? Dear Reader: As kids become more active during the … Continue reading

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Pediatric After-Hours Clinic Closed on 6/5

The Meriter Pediatric After-Hours Clinic will be closed on Thursday, June 5. Please contact your clinic to schedule an alternative appointment. If you believe your child is in need of immediate emergency care, dial 911 or take your child directly … Continue reading

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A Former Olympic Gymnast Overcomes Adversity

From the 1984 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team to family medicine at Meriter McKee, Dr. Marie Roethlisberger shares her story about overcoming adversity in this recent Channel 3000 interview. After losing hearing in her left ear and having almost none … Continue reading

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Attend Therapy Central’s Open House on June 11

Meriter–UnityPoint Health is very excited to announce that our new Therapy Central clinic is complete at 1414 S. Park Street, Madison. The clinic will start treating patients on May 29. This new facility combines: • Orthopedic physical and occupational therapy • Neuro … Continue reading

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Tee Up for Men’s Health

​Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you for an evening of golf analysis and discussion about men’s health. Although you may prefer to avoid the doctor at all costs, we promise this will be a casual opportunity to ask questions and improve your … Continue reading

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Learn About Food Allergy Safety with The BugaBees

Whether you know a child who has food allergies or you want to learn about how to keep them safe, you don’t want to miss two free events presented by local author Amy Recob, of the popular book series The … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the 4th leading cause of death for adults in the US. Approximately 800,000 strokes occur each year. The good news is up to 80% of strokes are preventable; learn the signs and … Continue reading

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