Yearly Archives: 2012

Meriter Nurse Named One of Madison’s Favorite Nurses

MADISON, Wis. — Meriter congratulates nurse, Jane Nelson Worel, on being named one of Madison’s Favorite Nurses by Madison Magazine and WISC-TV. “We could not be more proud to work with someone like Jane,” said  Dr. Pam Wetzel, Assistant Vice President and Senior … Continue reading

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Celebration for the Meriter Children’s Center New Facility

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 12 for Meriter’s new Children’s Center, located at the corner of Mills and Mound Streets. Our construction firm, Findorff, received help shoveling soil from dozens of children who attend the Children’s Center. … Continue reading

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Meriter Hospital Welcomes our 12/12/12 Baby

Meriter Hospital is happy to welcome Logan Daniel Donohoe into the world, our 12-12-12 baby born at the Meriter Birthing Center. Logan was born to parents Jennifer and Clay Donohoe at 12:00 pm,  weighing 9 pounds 0 ounces and 22 … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: The Best Christmas Present from Dr. Kurtz

I’ve been struggling to pay for my prescribed Cymbalta for several months, as I’ve reached the donut hole coverage from Medicare. With Christmas coming up, it was even more stressful than normal. I did not have the option of going … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Own Dr. Cate Ranheim Helps Madison’s Homeless Receive Medical Care

Originally published in Wisconsin State Journal on November 22, 2012. The problem of homelessness in Madison has been front and center in the last year. The city has twice removed homeless encampments from sites on East Washington Avenue and Mayor Paul … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Suggestions for Traveling with Children During the Holiday Season

Originally published in Wisconsin State Journal November 29, 2012. Dear Dr. Johnson: What suggestions do you have for traveling with children this holiday season? Dear Reader: Many of us choose to travel during the holiday season to spend time with … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Recommended by Krista Kohls, Meriter Clinical Nutritionist  Make a plan.  Holiday foods are everywhere this time of year so decide what foods are really important to you and which foods are not.  If you aren’t sure what food is going to … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Chipotle Spiced Shrimp

Compliments of Mayo Clinic. Recipe recommended by Krista Kohls, Meriter Clinical Nutritionist. Serves 4-6. Ingredients  1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 32 shrimp) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 teaspoons water 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Why Don’t Kids Like Vegetables?

Originally published in Wisconsin State Journal on November 22, 2012. Dear Dr. Johnson: Why is it that so many children don’t like to eat vegetables? Is it a phase, due to developing taste buds or something? Dear Reader: When it … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins National eHealthcare Leadership Award

Meriter.com has won the 2012 Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award for the Best Doctor Directory. Meriter’s physician directory conveniently gives patients the option to meet a Meriter doctor online by viewing a doctor’s picture, video and medical philosophy. Patients also have … Continue reading

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Matthew Wolff, MD Named New Chief of Meriter’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Nov. 26, 2012 – As the newly appointed division chief of cardiovascular medicine for Meriter Medical Group, Matthew Wolff, MD is at the heart of one of Wisconsin’s greatest health concerns. Reducing the burden of heart and vascular disease in … Continue reading

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Double Your Impact With a Donation to the HEALTH Program!

An anonymous donor has generously offered a matching gift challenge to encourage greater support of the Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) Outreach Program this holiday season. The HEALTH Program provides basic medical care for homeless individuals in our … Continue reading

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Congratulations Jane Nelson Worel – One of Madison’s Favorite Nurses!

Jane is well-loved by her patients at the Meriter Middleton clinic. She enjoys all aspects of her role in adult primary care but has a passion for preventive cardiology, including cholesterol and blood pressure management as well as the lifestyle … Continue reading

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Meriter Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Meriter’s ongoing commitment to patient-centered care and improving the patient experience was recognized with multiple awards from National Research Corporation (NRC), one of the largest patient satisfaction firms in the U.S. Meriter was recognized for:   Most Improved Organization, for … Continue reading

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Love Lights: Recognize Someone Special 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 trees. Blue lights symbolize people being honored and white lights symbolize people being remembered. For a $5 … Continue reading

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More than 600 LBs of Candy Collected for US Troops Overseas

We want to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and shared their time – and candy – at the Meriter/Physician’s Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In party, held November 2 at the Meriter West Washington Clinic.  We are … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive

  Once again, Meriter and WOLX are teaming up for the annual Thanksgiving on the Mayflower food drive. On Friday, November 9, bring your food donations to the Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic – located at 4200 Savannah Drive in DeForest. The goal is … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Should I vaccinate 3-year-old against flu?

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 4, 2012. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at Meriter McKee. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 3-year-old is healthy. Should I really vaccinate her against the flu? Dear Reader: Whether we want to … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes? And each year, diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS combined? Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Fattoush (Syrian Whole Wheat Pita Salad)

  Ingredients (Makes 6 servings) 2 Medium-size unpeeled cucumbers, coarsely diced (about 2 cups) ½ teaspoon salt, to taste 2 ½ medium-size whole wheat pita, lightly toasted and cubed (about 2 ¼ cups) 3 medium-size tomatoes, cut into ¾ inch … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to keep children safe on Halloween

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 25, 2012. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at Meriter McKee. Dear Dr. Johnson: Halloween is coming up quickly. Any thoughts or tips to keep my children safe? Dear Reader: Halloween is … Continue reading

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Meriter Recognizes National Pharmacy Week

During National Pharmacy Week, October 21-27, 2012, Meriter acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care. Our pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly … Continue reading

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Trade Your Extra Candy for Prizes!

  We want your candy – but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause! Please bring your extra Halloween candy and join us at the Meriter/Physicians Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In Party! The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 … Continue reading

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Monona Clinic Welcomes New Internist Melissa Grimm, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to announce its newest member of the Internal Medicine team, Dr. Melissa Grimm. Education & Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine 2006, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, … Continue reading

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Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer

As Packer fans get excited for this year’s football season, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) are gearing up for another year of encouraging men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®.” Prostate cancer … Continue reading

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