Sanford, Fairview explore merger with goal of joining forces by end of 2023

15 Nov 2022

FARGO — Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are exploring a possible merger that would combine the country’s largest rural health provider with a health system with a major presence in the Twin Cities.

The two health systems — which once explored a possible merger in 2013 that sparked controversy in Minnesota — announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to discuss combining to form a new health system.

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