Madison, population 200,000, consistently ranks as one of the top places in the country to live, work, go to school, play and raise a family. Home to the State Capitol, and University of Wisconsin, Madison offers a stimulating civic, political and educational environment. Boasting an outstanding public school system, Madison has 30 elementary, 11 middle and 5 high schools. More than 180 public, governmental and special libraries are available for additional learning. There are more than 160 churches representing 45 denominations, and at least 120 community organizations supporting a vast array of community needs. Residents also enjoy an endless array of music, dance, theater, visual and literary arts, including five museums exhibiting art, history, and science collections.
Shoppers and diners enjoy an eclectic mix of independent stores and restaurants celebrating cultures from around the globe. Built around four lakes, Madison satisfies outdoor enthusiasts with its public parks, beaches, and marinas. Dane County Regional Airport provides easy access to Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis in minutes, making travel easy and convenient. Driving, Chicago is just two hours from Madison; Minneapolis about three and a half hours; Milwaukee about one hour.
St. Marys Hospital has been serving south central Wisconsin since 1912. The hospital is an acute-care hospital with 350-beds and is generally the hospital to which the Dean Health System physicians admit. St. Marys Hospital is very supportive of the Dean Health System physicians and works in a complementary manner on many joint ventures to provide excellence in patient care.
Specialty areas of emphasis include cardiac services (adult and pediatric), perinatology (including obstetrics and high risk pregnancy), neurosciences, minimally invasive surgery, psychiatry, geriatrics, and emergency services. In addition to inpatient care, St. Marys provides a variety of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services. St. Marys operates its own home health care organization and a durable medical equipment company.