UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital



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UnityPoint Health – Meriter provides convenient, personal care to patients in hospital and clinic settings. As a partner of UW Health, our team uses shared values to show our people and communities how much they matter. Offering primary and specialty care, including the busiest birthing center in Wisconsin, Meriter is regularly recognized for outstanding quality and patient experience.

We are proud to be part of UnityPoint Health. Providing care throughout Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Hours & Location Details

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Surgical Services

Our surgical wing features eighteen state-of-the-art surgical rooms with leading-edge technology and integrated information technology systems.

Operating like a high-tech command center, our operating rooms are equipped with digital imaging equipment and three flat-screen monitors suspended from the ceiling and one 42-inch monitor hung on the wall. Through a high technology switching station, nurses access real-time images from endoscopic cameras, as well as stored digital images of x-rays, MRI and CT scans and can send the images to the screens located around the surgical table to meet the precise needs of the patient and surgeon.

Pre-surgery and post-operative room are all private rooms providing for the privacy and comfort of patients and their family members.


UW Health Partnership

Working together to best serve our patients, members and the community. 
More Information on our Joint Operation Agreement
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Our People, Their Stories

At UnityPoint Health - Meriter we see value in our team members personal stories. We are excited to share our narrative series called "Our People, Their Stories" where fellow employees share their stories with you, and our greater community.
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Our Community

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is committed to being diverse and inclusive.

Learn more about UnityPoint Health's DEI Initiatives

Meriter Foundation

Nonprofit foundation responsible for managing gifts, grants, community philanthropic activities and investment.

Learn More About Meriter Foundation

Community Relations

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.

Learn More About Community Relations

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Meriter Receives Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth

UnityPoint Health – Meriter was recently awarded Practice Greenhealth’s 2024 Partner for Change Award, which recognizes a healthcare organization’s elite performance in environmental sustainability.
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Commitment to Quality

Patient Services
Our commitment to extraordinary service leads us to measure satisfaction through surveys and interviews of patients, families, physicians, employers and others who tell us about their experiences at UnityPoint Health - Meriter.

Results say we do well when it comes to satisfying patients and others we survey; it also points out ways we can improve our service to them the next time around.

UnityPoint Health - Meriter benchmarks itself against more than 700 hospitals nationwide by participating in NRC surveys.
HCAHPS - Data We Report
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), is a standardized survey tool introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We remain committed to publicly sharing quality data related to clinical outcomes, patient safety and, now, patient experience. We recognize the value this information has in helping people make informed decisions about their health care.

CheckPoint - Data We Report

UnityPoint Health - Meriter is proud to be one of 129 Wisconsin hospitals to voluntarily report clinical, safety and mortality data into the Wisconsin Hospital Association's CheckPoint Web site. The Wisconsin Hospital Association developed CheckPoint, a public reporting program that provides reliable data on:

  • Interventions that medical experts agree should be taken to treat heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia
  • Surgical services measures that research indicates will lead to the best outcome for common procedures
  • Error prevention measures

CheckPoint provides reliable information for decision making by consumers, purchasers and health care providers.

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