Unitypoint Health Meriter

79%

Patients that would definitely recommend
9% higher than the national average


Unitypoint Health Meriter is a medical facility located in Madison, WI. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

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

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020)

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

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

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2021, 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™ (2021, 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™ (2021, 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™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

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

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

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest

11 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • 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

79%

Would definitely recommend
9% 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%80%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%83%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%65%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%88%84%

Care Transition

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

100%50%0%55%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%65%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%57%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%78%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Ann Marie Cibuzar McTernan Sep 25 2021

Review for Dr. Kraske

This is the best doctor I have ever had in my life. Dr Paolone explains situations in full. He is aware that his patients experience pain and he is always gentle and empathetic. He is always on time on his schedule. I feel so fortunate to have found him as my doctor.

Janelle Owens Sep 24 2021

Review for Dr. Paolone

Marginal

Sep 23 2021

Review for Dr. George

Dr. Rickers is kind and compassionate. He is easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and has a great sense of humor. He is a very knowledgeable psychiatrist, especially in treating depression and trauma patients. I highly recommend him.

Sep 23 2021

Review for Dr. Rickers

Samuel G Sep 10 2021

Review for Dr. Zimmermann

Location

Unitypoint Health Meriter

202 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715

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