UnityPoint Health – Meriter joins LGBT Chamber as newest Gold Founding Member

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that UnityPoint Health – Meriter, one of Wisconsin’s premier health care providers, has joined the LGBT Chamber.

“We are proud to welcome UnityPoint Health – Meriter as the newest Gold Founding member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Meriter understands not only the importance of being an inclusive and supportive workplace, but also the importance of being a welcoming provider of health care to all members of its community, including the LGBT community.”

“We truly embrace the diversity of our patients and our employees, and we strive every day to make Meriter a leader in this state and country,” said Art Nizza, UnityPoint Health – Meriter President and CEO. “We look forward to a solid and growing partnership with the LGBT Chamber as they work to encourage a more inclusive business community in Wisconsin.”

UnityPoint Health – Meriter provides comprehensive, coordinated care to patients in the Greater Madison area through its clinics, hospital and home care services. Meriter offers primary and specialty care, including heart and vascular, orthopedics, women’s health, and is home to the busiest birthing center in Wisconsin. In 2016, Meriter earned an overall 5-Star quality rating from the Centers from Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), was named a 100 Top Hospital ® by Truven Health Analytics™ and won an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades. 

“We look forward to working with the entire UnityPoint Health – Meriter team as we continue to build a more diverse business community in Wisconsin,” added Rae. 

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 450 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.

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