UnityPoint Health® – Meriter® is proud to be Dane County's community health system. A not-for-profit led by a community Board of Directors, our organization's mission is clear: improve the health of the people and communities we serve. We're driven to meet the needs that are often overlooked through various innovative and community-based programs.
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Part of our role as the community health system is to partner with local organizations to meet the needs of all our community members. Whether it be REAP Food Group, the Madison Fire Department or Allied Drive's Mothers in the Neighborhood, we know we can accomplish much more by working together.
Community Paramedic Program
The collaborative Community Paramedicine program is an innovative healthcare delivery model that has created a unique partnership between Madison Fire Department paramedics and Meriter emergency department. Learn more about the Community Paramedic Program.
Off the Floor and Onto a Bed
We partnered with Steinhafels Furniture to help residents at The Triange, a low-income public housing complex near the hospital. Many of the residents have ongoing health issues and were recently homeless, sleeping on the floor or air mattresses. Together we are providing beds to residents, allowing them to get a good night's sleep. Learn more about this program.
Mothers in the Neighborhood
Sina Davis, founder of Mothers in the Neighborhood in Madison's Allied Drive Neighborhood, shares how Meriter has provided health education to community members to help them create healthier lives.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: You Saved My Life
Karen Larson, RN, explains how important the UnityPoint Health – Meriter - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program is to the entire community. Learn more about UnityPoint Health – Meriter Caring for our Community.