Category Archives: Meriter News

Join our Couch to 5K Program

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 … Continue reading

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If you Live in Dane County, We Want Your Input!

  Meriter-UnityPoint Health is working with our partners in the other Dane County hospitals and public health to conduct a community health needs assessment for Dane County. The survey is anonymous. It will become part of a larger community health … Continue reading

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Register for the 2015 Couch to 5K

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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Walk for a Cause – May 2

Let’s take a walk to cure arthritis on May 2. This year Meriter’s Dr. James Bowers is the Medical Honoree for Walk to Cure Arthritis. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual 5K walk. The funds raised from … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Miller to Meriter Middleton

  Meriter – UnityPoint Health welcomes family medicine physician Alisha R. Miller, MD, to our Meriter Middleton clinic, located at 7780 Elmwood Avenue in Middleton. She cares for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, and enjoys seeing families … Continue reading

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11 Illnesses that Fiber Could Help Prevent

Did you know that foods high in fiber can help prevent certain illnesses and diseases?

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Honor your MD for National Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day is March 30, 2015 National Doctor’s Day recognizes the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities. Physicians diagnose and prescribe the cure for today’s ever changing diseases and illnesses. It is a thankless job that few outside … Continue reading

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Meriter Monona is Pleased to Welcome Dr. Makeba Williams

Makeba Williams, MD, has started seeing patients at Meriter Monona. She is replacing Dr. Sabo, who is retiring. Dr. Williams was attracted to the field of obstetrics and gynecology because of the bonds and relationships she can form with her … Continue reading

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Visit us at the Madison Kids Expo

Meriter – UnityPoint Health will be at the Madison Kids Expo March 21 and 22. Stop by to enjoy ways for kids to “unplug”. You can also have your photo taken with fun props in our photo booth. On Saturday, March … Continue reading

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March is Healthy Baby Month

Meriter works to ensure that every baby is born healthy. At Meriter, we support mothers and provide them with early and consistent prenatal care at our Center for Perinatal Care. We also deliver more babies that any other hospital in … Continue reading

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If You Could Prevent Colorectal Cancer Would You?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Do you know how to reduce your risk? Get screened today and learn more about Meriter’s Digestive Health Center.

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New Technology to Relieve Chronic Tendon Pain

We are very pleased to announce a new ultrasound guided technology to relieve your chronic tendon pain. When you try to run, swing a golf club, climb the stairs or just take a step – do you feel pain? Has … Continue reading

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Sign up 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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Meriter Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

This Week Meriter Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. “I could not be more proud … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Receives STAR Awards

Congratulations to Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Plastic Surgery for achieving NRC Best! Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) achieved NRC’s Best in the Nation for keeping the unit quiet at night. Our Plastic Surgery Clinic achieved NRC’s Best … Continue reading

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Celebrate Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month. In the last few years, the presence of athletic trainers in the Meriter Medical Group has grown significantly. There are currently 7 athletic trainers working within Meriter Medical Group in Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, and … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Heart Month is the perfect time to find new ways to show your heart some love.  If you’re looking for a heart-healthy lifestyle, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces … Continue reading

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Get the App, Save a Life

Meriter – UnityPoint Health, City of Madison Fire and Dane County EMS are proud to introduce the community to PulsePoint, a mobile app to help keep your heart beating in an emergency. “Effective CPR given right after sudden cardiac arrest … Continue reading

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#MadisonGoesRed for Women

On Friday, February 6, in honor of Heart Month, wear red to bring awareness to America’s #1 killer of women: heart disease. Typically thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. The first … Continue reading

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When to Call the Doctor: Vomiting

It can be challenging to determine when to call the doctor. Here are several things to know about all things on vomit.

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10 Top Baby Names of 2014

Are you wondering what the top baby names were for 2014 in the Madison area? As the busiest birthing center in the state of Wisconsin, we compiled a list of the most common first names of the more than 3,800 … Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Named Top Employer in Madison

Meriter – UnityPoint Health is proud to announce that it has been named the top place to work in Madison by In Business magazine. Meriter received the magazine’s top score for offering our employees a robust benefits package, continuing education … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Heart Walkers!

Thank you to all who participated in the American Heart Association® Heart Walk® on October 18. It was inspiring to see so many Meriter blue shirts despite the frigid temperatures. The totals have come in, and Meriter’s Heart & Vascular … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Wins 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Meriter-UnityPoint Health is proud to announce that is has again been honored with three national eHealthcare Leadership Awards, presented by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. Meriter received the 2014 Silver eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Doctor Directory, the 2014 Silver eHealthcare … Continue reading

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Help Feed the Hungry This Thanksgiving

For many years, the Goodman Community Center has provided groceries to families across Dane County so that they can also make a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year, they hope to feed over 2,500 families. You can easily make a big … Continue reading

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