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Orthopedics At UnityPoint Health – Meriter 

Over time, injury, overuse and the aging process can take a toll on your musculoskeletal system. But these changes don't have to slow you down. At UnityPoint Health - Meriter, we keep you on the move! The goal of our Orthopedic Program is simple: return our patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. Our highly-trained team of physicians are experienced in the full range of orthopedic treatments – from head to toe – taking the time to understand your specific needs and goals to design a customized plan that's right for you. 

Awards & Honors 

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality Honor

Meriter was honored as one of the top 36 hospitals for having the lowest 30-day readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgery, according to data from CMS. 

All of the hospitals on this list have a readmission rate for hip and knee replacement of 3.4 or lower. The national average readmission rate for those procedures is 4.6.

CMS 5 Star Rating

Meriter earned a 5-Star overall hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Just 102 hospitals (2.2 percent) nationwide and six in Wisconsin earned this top score, which is designed to help consumers be more informed about quality when making health care decisions. The ratings are based on up to 64 quality measures in seven categories: mortality, safety, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of imaging. Meriter rated above the national average in five of those categories.

Truven Health Analytics™ - 100 Top Hospitals®


UnityPoint Health – Meriter hospital was named 100 Top Hospitals® for the fourth time.  Meriter made this prestigious list compiled by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.  This study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their commitments.  The 100 Top Hospitals® balanced scorecard measures overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.