Attorney General Agrees to MergerNorth Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has signed off on the merger of the two largest health systems in the Dakotas.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjemhas signed off on the merger of the two largest health
systems in the Dakotas.
Fargo's MeritCare health system plans to merge with Sioux Falls,
S.D.-based Sanford Health. Stenehjem reviewed financial records and
a consultant's study and concluded the merger would be in
MeritCare's best interest.
Sanford vice president Mark Johnston says the Sanford and
MeritCare boards are expected to meet soon, with an announcement
Once united, the Sanford-MeritCare service area will cover about
100,000 square miles, with a population of almost 1 million in
parts of five states - North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa
Stenehjem says his review authority was limited by law and he
was not able to evaluate the effect of the merger on services.