Sanford Merger Meeting doesn’t go so well

If you watch this video and read the online comments you come to the conclusion that the welcoming wagon isn’t being rolled out for Sanford. Several if not most of the people who testified, testified against the merger including advocates of the University medical center, children’s heart medical care, nurse’s unions and mental health officials.

Ellison said his office is conducting its own investigation into the merger plan, along with taking public comment, and expects to make a decision sometime around the end of the month on whether to intervene.

“We’re going to test it for its compliance with antitrust laws, test it for its compliance with the charities laws. And then we’re just going to ask ourselves, is it good for Minnesota?” he said.

As the public meetings and comments on the merger continue it will be interesting to see how the AG rules on this.


#1 Tony on 01.12.23 at 10:04 am

What are the benefits of this merger? It seems odd to merge non-profit hospitals.

#2 Response to Tony on 01.12.23 at 11:02 am

Tony there are no benefits for us or Minnesotans. The benefits are for First Premier and their debt collection / high interest with fees credit card mill.

#3 Very Stable Genius on 01.12.23 at 12:35 pm

But one of the non-profits made $500 million last year based on IRS filings.

Once again, Minnesota plays our big brother who inspects the ferris wheel before it makes its way into an unregulated world of South Dakota county fairs….

#4 Bev on 01.12.23 at 2:14 pm

As it shouldn’t. Sanford is a slimy organization with questionable business practices. They should be thoroughly audited by any and all governing authorities.

#5 D@ily Spin on 01.12.23 at 4:20 pm

With or without a merger this is lawyers getting rich making health care overhead cost more. A similar example is the fed witch hunt for classified documents taken home by Trump and Biden. In the end the investigations cost 100 million and both go unpunished.