Meriter Health Services believes that the health concerns of its patients merits its careful attention. A teaching affiliate of the University of Wisconsin, the Madison-based system serves residents of southern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois. Its flagship facility is the 450-bed Meriter Hospital, a not-for-profit community hospital providing general medical and surgical care, as well as pediatric mental health services through its Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital unit. Meriter Health Services also operates primary care clinics, a home health care provider, and clinical laboratories. It owns two-thirds of Physicians Plus Insurance, a regional HMO.