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North Country Health Services in Bemidji and Sanford Health will sign a letter of intent today to begin the process of a merger. Monte Draper / Forum Communications Co.

Sanford, Bemidji hospital to merge

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Sanford Health and North Country Health Services in Bemidji, Minn., announced Thursday that they plan to merge early next year.

Most notably, the partnership will fully unite the Sanford Clinic in Bemidji with adjoining North Country Regional Hospital.


The merger, if completed as planned in a letter of intent, will be the largest addition to Sanford Health, with roots in Sioux Falls, S.D., since it merged a year ago with MeritCare Health System in Fargo.

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