Unitypoint Health Meriter

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average


Unitypoint Health Meriter is a medical facility located in Madison, WI. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Patient Safety Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
8% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Unitypoint Health Meriter

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%69%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%57%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%64%66%

Unitypoint Health Meriter

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%80%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Sep 14 2020

Review for Dr. Alton

best spine doctor out there, after the injections, I've been over 100% - 1.5 years later

Sep 13 2020

Review for Dr. Greenberg

Anonymous Sep 04 2020

Review for Anne Totero

MiAnna Rose Hefty Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Strasia

Had a lower right side laparoscopic Hernia repair Dr. Melnick did a great job I have little discomfort after the surgery and feel great. He did a great job along with all the other nurses and staff in the surgical room. Jeff Burrer

Jeffrey Burrer Aug 29 2020

Review for Dr. Melnick

My experience with Dr. Merckx is nothing short of wonderful. He is great to listen to your previous history and start with treatment that has worked in the past. I would recommend Dr. Merckx to anyone.

Chris Aug 20 2020

Review for Dr. Merckx

Best doctor

Aug 12 2020

Review for Dr. Stoffel

Exceptional experience from first entering the office throughout the entire visit. Excellent history-taking and thorough exam. Never felt rushed. Completely satisfied with the final explanation. Highly recommended.

Richard Gilmore Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Brilla

very attentive and returns calls or follow-ups even in the evenings. He has done cardioversion and I trust in him that I'm getting the best care possible.

JF Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Kaji

Absolutely horrible excuse of a “doctor”. Won’t listen to you and will tell YOU how YOU are feeling, completely dismissive and makes no attempt to hide the fact that he simply does not care what you, the patient, have to say. I could not say this enough, GO TO A DIFFERENT DOCTOR.

Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Miran

I have had several complex medical problems, and Dr. Fothergill always takes the time to listen and then comes up with a comprehensive plan. I am an RN, and so I know how to assess MDs. I am very conscientious and patient focused in my practice, and I look for that in a physican.

CHRN Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Fothergill

Jennifer Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Hansen

I have been a patient of Dr. Cole for several years. He is a kind and caring physician who takes a personal interest in his patients. He's a great listener!

Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Cole

Dr Resnick performed a complex brain surgery on me and was amazing! I had the outcome I was hoping for and the best surgeon for it! He is the best!

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Resnick

Dan Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Maudlin

horrible follow up care told did not have a infection in my breast ended up being a septic infection almost died

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

Darlene Harms Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Hoyer

Kenny-Johnson Family Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Fortney

Dr. Swedlund is extremely knowledgeable and competent. He Is also kind and compassionate. He listens carefully and works diligently to address all concerns and is patient during your visit. I highly recommend him.

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Swedlund

Brandon Holstein Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Streff

Very friendly and kind. Also took extra time to explain the procedure and attend to my concerns.

Doug Hunt May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Streff

Met with Dr Exten for the first time today after fracturing my foot. She is very personable and friendly, explains everything very well so I can understand the treatment plan. I've seen many doctors over the years, and Dr Exten is by far one of my favorite doctors.

Steph May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Exten

I had a better experience than I have ever had with any other doctor. He met my needs, answered all my questions, and explained everything thoroughly and clearly throughout the appointment. I was impressed by his knowledge and would highly recommend him as a family doctor.

Luis Caracas May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Yee

GABRIELA ZARAGOZA May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Golden

He is one of the most compassionate doctors who listens to what I really need, not just what my insurance wants me to do. Gives the tools to help achieve what your want with your health and makes you feel like you have full autonomy, which is really important in this field. Very respectful overall.

Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lick

Judy McDonald Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Greenberg

Great Doc!

Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

Extremely knowledgeable, makes very sound treatment recommendations, and really personable. I trust her medical care completely.

John Norsetter Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Impatient, disrespectful and unprofessional in terms of how he treated my elderly parent.

Apr 13 2020

Review for Dr. Carimi

Stephen Johnson Apr 05 2020

Review for Ioana Huibregtse

Dr. Goldrosen is awesome. Thank you for your service

dennis lynch Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Goldrosen

Dr. Zachary is one of the top hand surgeons in Madison, if not the BEST. I certify this from a personal/patient perspective AND from a professional level (as I have dealt with most Wisc hand surgeons as an insurance claim/impairment adjudicator for most of my 40-yr work career).

Dan Simms Mar 19 2020

Review for Dr. Zachary

Very helpful. Very thorough.

Tom Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Goldrosen

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Diem

Dr. Daniel DeJarlais saw my son last minute as he had an accident at recess. He completely put my son at ease, fixed the tooth completely, and we are very grateful for his incredible work.

Katie Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. DeJarlais

Suzy S Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Gimelli

Dr. Olson has given my 90 year old mother great care over the last 25+ years. Very attentive. Knows his patients history and spends quality time with her. Highly recommend.

JM Madison, WI Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Olson

Very professional, efficient, great bedside manner. I appreciate how well Dr Hoyer and his whole team worked together. They made the implant process seem minor.

Bonnie Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hoyer

Clueless in so many ways. He could not answer most of my questions. His reply was, “I can’t answer that, to be honest, I have never heard of that.” Such as a higher absorbing form of CoEnzyme Q10. I was very frustrated with him. It really was a waste of time.

Mar 01 2020

Review for Dr. Wallhaus

Feb 24 2020

Review for Dr. Ringdahl

Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Paolone

The BEST chiropractor in Madison he is very good ,very kind and really care about you problem , if you want to feel better you have to see Doctor Reek .

Ernesto De La Vega Feb 16 2020

Review for Dr. Reek

I was very impressed with Dr Alton's skill and experience. He, along with his young assistant Nancy , are a highly efficient team that made my extraction go smoothly. I highly recommend them .

Todd K Feb 12 2020

Review for Dr. Alton

Feb 11 2020

Review for Dr. Dambach

Seemed disinterested in me as a patient. He was also arrogant and condescending.

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Pickhardt

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Pribbenow

Feb 05 2020

Review for Dr. Miran

Excellent She really listens and cares. Strong coordination and consults. and knows her stuff - caught a cancer that had not been diagnosed by other doctors. She is very respectful and always willing to work with the patient.

Feb 03 2020

Review for Dr. Grimm

Dr Hinderaker has been a terrific cardiologist. He has treated me for my atrial fibrillation for several years and has always been caring, responsive, and professional. I recommend him highly.

Gerry Mowris Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Hinderaker

Amazing Doctor!

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

He was very helpful and kind. I highly recommend him. I couldn’t figure out how to make the other two formats, so I hope this is satisfactory .

Marsha Quick Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hoyer

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Cahill

Rosemarie Pundsack Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Wendland

Dr. Hubbard has been my Dr. for 18 years, I'll feel lucky to have him. He's gone above and beyond for me throughout the years, I highly recommend him.

Glennon Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Hubbard

I have been a patient of Dr. Brown for about 4 years because of frequent uti's. She had always been a great listener, pragmatic, thorough and an outstanding doctor. I have had a year without uti's! She has always made be feel comfortable about any issues.

Becky Jan 21 2020

Review for Dr. Brown

Dr Wendland has cared for my mother for >10 yrs. she had help guide her and then our family through progressive health issues. She treats her patients with respect and compassion. Her ability to explain and then help guide us all through the health care process is invaluable.

Karen Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Wendland

Dr Robertson is not only top-notch he is a very kind and understanding person!

Jacqueline Watson Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Robertson

AJ Gillingham Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Huie

Dr. Kittleson is one of the best honest foot doctor I know. He has a great bed side manner and tells you the truth when there is nothing that will work. I really appreciate that in a doctor. I highly recommend him.

Debby Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kittleson

Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Hansen

Disappointing. I"m looking for a new Physician but she wont be it after my visit. She didnt make a lot of effort & provided only a very basic exam.

NA Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Fothergill

Jan 03 2020

Review for Dr. Larson

Made me feel like I was exaggerating on what was going on with me. wasted my time and money because she did not fill my concerns

Dec 31 2019

Review for Dr. Fothergill

Thoroughly impressed with Dr. Lorge and his team. I have extreme dental fear and he made me feel totally at ease and motivated me to get my impacted wisdom teeth taken care of. I felt very well cared for and could not be more pleased with the work he did. Highly recommended!

Tiff Dec 31 2019

Review for Dr. Lorge

Excellent. Dr. Alton’s team is fantastic! He has outstanding bedside manners and exemplary patient communication skills

Dec 30 2019

Review for Dr. Alton

Dr. Shannon is great. He really listens. Very personable and kind. I was impressed with the action that was taken so quickly. He is always available for me when I need an appointment quickly. Explains everything on tests etc... I would highly recommend Dr. Shannon.

Mary Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Shannon

Dr. Thomas delivered our first child and we had a great experience with her both during delivery and at all of our appointments leading up to the delivery.

Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas

Dorthie Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Marble

Michael Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Fothergill

Dr. Streff was great. He made me feel very comfortable and explained everything to me during my tooth extraction. His staff also provided me with the best care before and after my procedure. I would recommend Dr. Streff and his team for any dental work.

Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Streff

Dr. Smith has been my Primary Doctor for over 10 years and has always made me feel completely comfortable and trusting of her work. She always answers my questions and when I have been ill she listens.

Dec 11 2019

Review for Dr. Smith

I wouldn’t have him as my doctor. It was clear to me that he has his methods set on stone, my opinion as a patient doesn’t matter. I felt that my body, my decision meant nothing.

Dec 09 2019

Review for Dr. Iruretagoyena

Dec 05 2019

Review for Dr. Miran

He is a very dismissive and has no practical listening skills. I do not feel he properly reviews his patients medical records if at all. He is disrespectful.

Nov 30 2019

Review for Dr. Zachary

Dr. Berghahn took amazing care of me during my first (and only) pregnancy. Her knowledge, patience and understanding makes her a fantastic physician. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Berghahn, her nurses and the other doctors in her department.

CFarrington Nov 22 2019

Review for Dr. Berghahn

Excellent care and expertise. I was very happy with his help.

Nov 22 2019

Review for Dr. Streff

Nov 21 2019

Review for Dr. Soni

Misdiagnosed Parkinson’s for almost 2 years, was ore worried about insurance bills than helping.

WI - Nov 16 2019

Review for Dr. Jarzemsky

Terrible neurologist that does not care about his patients but more so collecting a check

Charlie Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Daiga

I love Dr Everton! She is a walking encyclopedia of medical knowledge and can see outside of the box. She is focused on solutions.

Nov 12 2019

Review for Dr. Everton

She has been my primary doctor for many years. She provides very thorough physicals and always offers empathy and concern when I come in for non-preventative visits.

Nov 09 2019

Review for Dr. Smith

My girlfriend recommended Dr Boushea to me & now I recommend her to all of my friends.

WI - Nov 01 2019

Review for Dr. Boushea

Dr. Wollaeger performed a complete shoulder replacement on me November 2018. The pain was gone in a couple of days. The change in my life is remarkable. I highly recommend him.

ILENE FRAZER Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Wollaeger

For getting a cracked tooth pulled and having an implant for a crown, a great patient experience. Things were explained, they answered my questions, relatively painless, and I got to select the music. Great work by Dr. Alton and team.

Mike Oct 30 2019

Review for Dr. Alton

Excellent doctor! Took care of my issues as quickly as the paperwork and red tape would allow. No nonsense, answers questions well. Highly educated and good at what she does. I have 2 tiny scars from laperscopic surgery with little pain and fast healing! I am most grateful!

Oct 29 2019

Review for Dr. Schurr

Provider did not take the time to listen to my concerns.

Oct 23 2019

Review for Dr. Shah

Oct 22 2019

Review for Dr. Carr

Dr. Ciske is extremely thorough and caring. He takes time, is so knowledgeable and will never rush you through your appointment. He listens to all my concerns, and if he doesn't have an answer, he will make sure he gets back to me. I so appreciate the care he provides me.

John in Madison Oct 18 2019

Review for Dr. Ciske

Dr. Keehn does a great job, he is kind & caring, yet professional.

K. Skinner Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Keehn

Shane Oct 15 2019

Review for Dr. Haynes-Lee

Professional, thoughtful and friendly. I'm in good hands.

ann Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Zimmermann

Oct 14 2019

Review for Dr. Hoyer

Can’t wait to change doctors! Dr Keehn is very arrogant, rude, and has a terrible bedside manner. In his office I felt like just a number, not a patient. Doc was Not a good listener and very uncompassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.

Oct 12 2019

Review for Dr. Keehn

Very wonderful staff, Troy AltonDDS and his assistant Connie E were very kind and caring with my child. The receptionist and billing associate were helpful and kind as well. All around great experience.

Lisa Hall Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Alton

Madison, WI - Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Kurtz

Madison, WI - Oct 09 2019

Review for Dr. Wendland

Location

Unitypoint Health Meriter

202 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

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