Health Care

Health Care

Madison is home to a number of world-renowned health care facilities, such as the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Meriter Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and Dean Clinic. Because of the high concentration of health care providers, the ratio of physicians per 100,000 people in the Greater Madison region exceeds both the state and national averages by more than 100.

Physicians per 100,000 people

Greater Madison Region
WisconsinUnited States

Source: Sperling's Best Places, 2011. The Greater Madison region is comprised of the following Wisconsin counties: Columbia, Dane and Iowa.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

The UW Hospital was named the Best Hospital in Wisconsin by U.S. News and was also nationally ranked in seven specialty areas. The hospital, which is a Level One Trauma Center and includes 566 beds, is part of the UW Health System that includes the UW Medical Foundation, American Family Children's Hospital, the Carbone Cancer Center and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Meriter Hospital

Meriter Hospital, which was named one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, provides 448 beds and a number of medical and surgical services. Meriter's facilities have seen recent renovations such as a Birthing Center and a newly accredited Medical Imaging Department.

St. Mary's Hospital

Since 1912, St. Mary's Hospital has been providing medical services to south-central Wisconsin from a variety of specialty areas including pediatrics, neuroscience, geriatrics, orthopedics and emergency services. St. Mary's Family Birth Center cares for 3,500 mothers and newborns a year, while its Cardiac Center cardiologists treat more hearts and save more lives than any other facility in the region.


The Dean network of clinics offers medical services at more than 60 locations throughout the Madison area, making access to quality health care quick and convenient.