Sanford Health, Fairview Health Services Delay Merger until May

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Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services have agreed to push back their planned megamerger by two months.

The health systems said in a statement that they jointly determined they should “voluntarily” move the expected closure date for the deal to May 31, Fierce Healthcare reports. The merger was originally set to close March 31, but Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison asked the two providers to delay.

The deal includes 58 hospitals, and, if the two systems are joined, they would employ more than 80,000 people.

“We continue to work cooperatively with the attorney general to ensure they have the information necessary for the review,” the two health systems said in a joint statement. Read more.

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