Sanford Health And Mid Dakota Clinic Have Plans To Merge

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic have plans to merge.

Mid Dakota Clinic has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

Sanford Bismarck Executive Vice President Craig Lambrecht says the merger should speed construction projects for women’s, children’s cancer, surgical suites, specialty procedure rooms and trauma.

Executives say the merger also will allow the combined provider to recruit a number of subspecialists, such as pediatric gastroenterology. So patients will no longer have to travel outside the community for care.

Sanford Health was formed in 2009 when Sanford in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, merged with Meritcare in Fargo, North Dakota. Three years later, the new Sanford Health bought Medcenter One in Bismarck. Sanford now bills itself as one of the largest health systems in the nation.

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