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SANFORD HEALTH

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison repeated his concern that the planned March 31 merger date is "too ambitious."
Karla Eischens will be the new president of Sanford Bemidji, the role currently held by Jarvis.
It’s recommended all children receive 2 doses of measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine, the first at ages 12-15 months and the second at 4-6 years old, to be fully protected against measles.
Taressa Strand, a psychiatric behavioral health nurse practitioner who sees both children and adults, has joined the Sanford Health team in Detroit Lakes.

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Respiratory syncytial virus, which continues spreading in the area, can cause serious breathing difficulties in very young children with tiny airways that can become obstructed.
Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office is investigating the proposed merger of the multibillion-dollar health systems based in South Dakota and Minnesota, said he wants to get a full picture of how it might affect Minnesota residents.
In 2013, a proposed merger between Sanford and Fairview derailed after Minnesota officials expressed concerns.
Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are pursuing a merger planned for completion by the end of 2023 that would combine the nation's largest rural health provider with a major Twin Cities health system.
Beyond the No. 4 overall ranking, Sanford Health specifically ranked No. 1 among nonprofit groups, best in health care and first for businesses headquartered in South Dakota.
Signs point to the worst flu season in recent years, while new coronavirus variants continue to appear and RSV respiratory infections are on the rise.

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A spokeswoman for Sanford Health's corporate office in Sioux Falls said the organization was unable to provide specific details, including the number of layoffs and which of the company's regions are affected.
Physical therapists evaluate, treat and prevent mobility injuries and disorders, and they help patients safely recover and regain their mobility.
Sanford Health has added what it says is North Dakota's only pediatric kidney dialysis program at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

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