MN AG Raises Concerns Over Possible Sanford, Fairview Merger
by KDLT News
March 27, 2013 8:05 PM
Sioux Falls based Sanford Health merged with a North Dakota hospital group, and now it's eyeing a similar deal in Minnesota.
However, Sanford’s possible merger with Fairview Health is raising concerns.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says she will not let a merger happen without public input, because Fairview Health is a charitable institution.
Fairview is a well-known and respected name in Minnesota.
Representatives from both Fairview and Sanford Health responded by saying talks are in the early stages.
The Minnesota attorney general will hold a public forum April 7th. Sanford Health's CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft released a statement saying” the two health groups have a lot in common when it comes to values and priorities.”