Yearly Archives: 2011

Thank You TASA Volunteers!

Every year, TASA (Textile and Apparel Student Association) members dedicate hours of their time on the project to create gowns to fit micro-preemie, preemie, and term infants. Meriter Bereavement Project is a project created to sew unique infant bereavement gowns, through … Continue reading

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Cooper: Preemie to Healthy Baby Video

Cooper was born prematurely and spent over five weeks in neonatal intensive care at Meriter Hospital. Listen to the story of how Cooper’s mother, Amy, and his father, Keith, experienced the challenges of his birth and his journey to healthy … Continue reading

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Medication Safety Tips for Parents

Medication in the home can be extremely hazardous to children, but with a little common sense and some precautions, you can keep you child safe. Starting when they are very young, talk to your children about the danger of taking … Continue reading

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Tetanus diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) and Pregnancy

Pertussis, otherwise known as Whooping Cough, is a disease that causes severe coughing; vomiting and can lead to complications including pneumonia and even death. This, along with Diptheria, and tetanus are all caused by bacteria. Before vaccines were available, these … Continue reading

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Attend our JointCare Open House Dec. 12

You’re invited to experience JointCare at our Open House on December 12! What is JointCare? Meriter Hospital works collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons from around the community to provide comprehensive joint replacement options. Our program, JointCare, is designed to help educate … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins National eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Meriter.com won the GOLD eHealthcare Leadership Award for the Best Overall Internet Site. The judging criteria for the Best Overall Internet Site was based on more than 40 factors, which included the delivery of strong health content, interactivity, medical care … Continue reading

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Suzuki Strings Concert at Meriter

We are excited to announce that the talented Suzuki Strings musicians will perform a concert at Meriter on December 10! Suzuki Strings of Madison provides children of all ages quality, comprehensive violin instruction. The children learn classical music and showcase … Continue reading

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Meriter Hospital Named a 50 Top Cardiovascular U.S. Hospital

Thomson Reuters has named Meriter Hospital a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in the United States for 2012.  Meriter is the only Madison hospital so recognized.  Earlier this year, Meriter Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by … Continue reading

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Honor or Remember Someone This Holiday Season

Honor or remember a friend, family member or co-worker this holiday season by purchasing a blue or white Love Light for Meriter’s outdoor tree. Blue lights symbolize people being honored and white lights symbolize people being remembered. For a minimum … Continue reading

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About Us: Meriter Health Services & Physicians Plus

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Discipline Guidelines from a Pediatrician Mom

“Mom, you’re mean!” I knew it would happen sooner or later, but when my son yelled this at me for the first time from his bedroom recently, it hurt. There was no doubt in my mind that I was doing … Continue reading

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Introducing “Freshmobile” – Serving Dane County’s Food Deserts

Fresh Madison Market, Meriter Health Services and Physicians Plus are proud to introduce “Freshmobile.” A mobile grocery store on wheels, the “Freshmobile” will be stocked with healthy food choices. It will travel throughout the Dane County area serving underprivileged neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Welcome New Physicians: Dr. Winter and Dr. Carimi

  Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome two new primary care physicians, Sanford Carimi, MD, and Jennifer Winter, MD. Dr. Winter is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician and is practicing at the Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic. She enjoys the … Continue reading

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Forensic Nurses Week

Meriter Hospital would like to recognize the SANE staff. Every day they make a difference in the lives of their patients. These nurses work with victims daily, and sometimes perpetrators of violence, providing compassionate, ethical and evidence based care. A … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive: Nov. 7-11

Meriter Medical Group, Union Transfer and WOLX are teaming up to hold the Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive. From November 7-11, you can drop off food at the new Meriter Monona clinic (located at 6408 Copps Avenue) hoping to fill … Continue reading

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Welcome New Physicians: Dr. Waller and Dr. Reatiraza

  The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome two new primary care physicians to its clinics: Dr. Jocelin Reatiraza, internist and pediatrician, starts today at Meriter DeForest-Windsor, and Dr. Parker Waller, family medicine physician, begins his practice at Meriter West Washington. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Heart to join Meriter Medical Group

Effective January 1, 2012, Wisconsin Heart & Vascular Institute will join Meriter Medical Group. The practice, which includes 16 cardiologists, vascular surgeons and mid-level providers who are highly trained specialists with experience in all areas of cardiovascular care, will be … Continue reading

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Veggie Tales from a Pediatrician Mom

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said these words to your children (or had your parents say it to you growing up)? It’s unfortunate that some of the foods that are the healthiest, are the ones that kids … Continue reading

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Tylenol Changes and Dosing Recommendations

Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen and APAP) is a pain reliever and fever reducer very commonly used in children. As you know, however,  the dosing can be very confusing. Up until now, there have been so many different formulas, strengths … Continue reading

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A 30 Minute Procedure Could Save Your Life

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2011. It is second only to lung cancer as the cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. “The death rate from … Continue reading

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Register for a FREE class about Ovarian Cancer

SURVIVORS PRESENTING TO SAVE WOMEN’S LIVES An Ovarian Cancer Education Program for the Community and Medical Staff If you are interested in ovarian cancer – plan to attend this engaging presentation. Learn about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors to … Continue reading

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Meriter Monona Now Open

Meriter today opened its sixth regional clinic – and its largest – the latest addition to its vision for the future of  health care in Dane County, its president and CEO said during opening ceremonies of its Monona clinic on … Continue reading

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Keeping your Kids Safe this Halloween

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2011-10-19-Halloween_Kreckman.mp3 Meriter pediatrician, Sara E. Kreckman, MD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about Halloween Safety. Click the play button to listen! Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids. It’s important for parents to ensure that children have … Continue reading

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Joe Spurgeon, MD Joins Meriter Medical Group

Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Family Medicine physician Joe Spurgeon, MD, to the Meriter Deming Way clinic. “My patients’ quality of life comes first, so I always discuss what options are available, and then make a recommendation based … Continue reading

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Taste of Your Own Medicine

Much of my job as a pediatrician is helping educate families on different safety and general health recommendations, and while I know that at times the things that are discussed in the office may sound idealistic, I do try my … Continue reading

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