Yearly Archives: 2012

Service to Community: Erik and Cate Ranheim Help Homeless Problem in Madison

Article featured in Madison Magazine The Not-So-Easy Street Service to Community: Madison has a homeless problem, and physicians Erik and Cate Ranheim are practicing street medicine to help It’s a Saturday night and Cate and Erik Ranheim are walking down … Continue reading

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Meriter Honors Our Top Docs!

Congratulations to the 52 Meriter affiliated physicians, selected by their peers, for the 2012 Madison Magazine “Top Docs in Dane County” list. The survey is conducted on a bi-annual basis and appears in the September 2012 edition. Meriter is pleased … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: I Trust in Meriter

  I trust in Meriter. Recently, once again, my wife required emergency assistance and was transferred from another facility because they were (gun-shy) and not equipped to handle her concerns. When we arrived at Meriter, everyone was again ready for … Continue reading

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Meriter Stoughton Now Open

  Meriter’s newest clinic, Meriter Stoughton, is now open and seeing patients. The clinic is staffed by two family medicine physicians, Dr. Vern Partello and Dr. Christopher Harkin. Current Meriter Medical Group Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Douglas Kutz will also … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Adjust Child’s Sleep Schedule Before School Starts

Article by Dr. Dana Johnson, pediatrician at Meriter McKee Clinic. The article was featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 26, 2012 Dear Dr. Johnson: My son has always taken long afternoon naps since he was a baby. At … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies

Recommended by Meriter’s Clinical Dietitian, Krista Kohls. This quick and versatile recipe can be easily adjusted based on your favorite summer veggies or what you have on hand!  If you want an extra boost of protein, try adding some extra … Continue reading

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Meriter Featured in Microsoft Case Study

Meriter was recently featured in a Microsoft Case Study. In the report, Sue Erickson, Vice President of Professional Services, and other Meriter representatives explain why Meriter chose to deploy a “self-serve” business intelligence (BI) solution based on the Microsoft BI … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: Meriter Has Dedicated Staff

  Three times in the last year I have been a patient on the 11th floor at Meriter. Every single person I met was wonderful! Everyone was kind, professional and knowledgeable. I felt like we were all partners in my … Continue reading

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Join us at the Meriter Stoughton Open House

Christopher Harkin, MD, and Vern Partello, MD, welcome you to join us as we celebrate the opening of Meriter Stoughton. This new clinic – which begins serving patients on August 13 – offers easy access to extraordinary health care for … Continue reading

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Emphasize Sports …. Not Snacks

For many families with school-age children, summertime is the season of endless sport practices and games, which is a great thing. It’s wonderful to get your kids out and moving around as much as possible; however, as my children are … Continue reading

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Welcome Mary Reinke, Chief Marketing and Planning Officer

Join us in welcoming Mary Reinke, Chief Marketing and Planning Officer at Meriter Health Services. She is a key member of the senior executive team, providing leadership in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, community relations and business development. Reinke has more … Continue reading

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Meriter Receives Citation of Merit for Commitment to Quality

Meriter Hospital is one of only four U.S. hospitals being recognized today for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. Meriter Hospital received the 2012 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Citation of Merit.   The American Hospital Association-McKesson … Continue reading

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New Dermatology Clinic Now Open

Meriter gives you a choice You now have a choice for your dermatology services — a new clinic in Middleton, with board certified dermatologists and appointments for adults and children. Isn’t that the way it should be? Our newest clinic … Continue reading

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How To Prevent Tick Bites?

Recommended by Dr. Kraske, Internist at Meriter Middleton Clinic Tick-borne diseases occur worldwide, including in your own backyard. People usually pick up ticks from woody underbrush, tall grass or weeds, and the fur of outdoor pets. To help protect yourself … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa

  Recommended by Meriter’s Clinical Dietitian, Krista Kohls. Ingredients Cooking spray 1.25 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Marinade Juice of 1 medium orange Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cloves … Continue reading

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Summer Heat Safety Tips

  According to Dr. James H. Shropshire, Family Medicine physician at the Meriter Fitchburg clinic, summer heat waves can be dangerous. Here are some heat safety tips he gives his patients to fight the heat: • Drink plenty of fluids – During … Continue reading

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Physicians Plus Moves Forward

The following Guest Editorial by Jim Woodward, Meriter President and CEO, first appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday, July 6. Readers of this publication over the past year have seen unprecedented sparks fly between Meriter Health Services and … Continue reading

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Meriter Again Named Most Wired Hospital

Meriter Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most  Wired, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. This is the second year in a … Continue reading

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Remember Grill Safety

During the summer I love using my grill.  Burgers, brats, pork tenderloin (and don’t forget grilled vegetables) make for some of my favorite meals.  Whether it is charcoal or gas, nothing beats donning my apron, a cool beverage, and taking … Continue reading

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Patient Story – I’m Awestruck at the Kindness of Meriter’s Employees

  I recently had my very first surgery, which I was nervous about. I am impressed with how my care was handled from beginning to end. Dr. McMurray initially referred me to the Digestive Health Center and from there to … Continue reading

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Meriter Now Offering Allergy/Immunology Services

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Jeremy Bufford, MD. Dr. Bufford will lead the new allergy & immunology division for Meriter. Dr. Bufford is accepting appointments and will begin seeing patients (adults and children) today (July 3) at both … Continue reading

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Join us at the Open House for the Meriter Dermatology Clinic

Is the wait too long to see your dermatologist? Now you have a choice — a new clinic in Middleton, with board certified dermatologists and available appointments for adults and children. Isn’t that the way it should be? Meriter Dermatology … Continue reading

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Request an Appointment Online!

Are you looking for a primary care physician? Would you like to request an appointment with one of Meriter’s top-notch specialists? Please click here to request an appointment online with one of Meriter’s physicians. Please allow 1 business day for … Continue reading

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Meriter to Open Stoughton Clinic

Meriter Medical Group’s newest clinic, Meriter Stoughton, opens the doors to patients on August 13, 2012. Located at 100 Silverado Drive in Stoughton, the clinic is part of a growing group of eight primary care clinics located throughout the Madison-area … Continue reading

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Patient Story – Meriter’s Medical Professionals Saved My Nephew’s Life

  Dear Meriter Obstetrics and Neo-natal Care Unit, Back in 2004, I was watching my 10 yr-old nephew play football. The smallest, by far, every time the whistle blew, he was knocked to the ground. Every play, he jumped back … Continue reading

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