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Sanford Health and MeritCare create a new health system

Following approval by their Boards of Trustees, South Dakota-based Sanford Health (Sanford) and North Dakota-based MeritCare Health System (MeritCare) today announced the two organizations have merged to become one of the country’s largest integrated health care systems. The new System will strengthen health care in the region by expanding services, research, education and access to care. […]
SHN Staff 7 min read

Sanford, MeritCare agree to create new health system

After four months of in-depth discussions and study, South Dakota-based Sanford Health (Sanford) and North Dakota based MeritCare Health System (MeritCare) today announced plans to begin the process of creating one of the country’s largest integrated health care systems. By signing a Letter of Intent, board trustees and leaders of Sanford and MeritCare have the […]
SHN Staff 8 min read

Sanford Children’s Hospital opens new Castle of Care

Sanford Children’s Hospital welcomed patients today to its new pediatric hospital that is designed to look like a castle, inside and out.  The patients moved from the existing pediatric unit located within the walls of Sanford USD Medical Center to the new, free-standing children’s hospital affectionately called a “Castle of Care.”  Every detail within the […]
SHN Staff 4 min read

MeritCare named one of nation’s top 100 heart hospitals

For the ninth time in ten years, MeritCare has been named one of the nation’s 100 top heart hospitals by Thomson Reuters. Each year, a study, called the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success compares success rates at high performing heart centers nationwide. The study evaluated nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals by analyzing […]
SHN Staff 3 min read

Sanford Health announces additional services in Aberdeen

Sanford Health announced today additional services and a new hospital for the people in the Aberdeen area. Acting in the best interest of their patients, the 18 providers with United Clinic in Aberdeen asked to join Sanford to become Sanford Clinic Aberdeen. Additionally, Sanford Health proudly announces plans to build a 36-bed, community hospital adjoining […]
SHN Staff 6 min read