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Former Gov. Mark Dayton testified at a Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, March 7. Fairview CEO James Hereford (left) and Sanford CEO Bill Gassen (second from left), also testified. (Michelle Griffith/Minnesota Reformer)

Former Minnesota governors: Sanford should not control U of M hospital

BY: - March 8, 2023

Two former Minnesota governors on Tuesday expressed concerns to lawmakers about a potential merger between two already large health care systems — Fairview Health Services and Sanford Health. Former Govs. Tim Pawlenty, the last Minnesota Republican to win statewide office, and his DFL successor Mark Dayton, came together to urge lawmakers to prioritize Minnesotans’ interests […]

Medical students and community members gather outside of a University of Minnesota building to protest a potential merger between Sanford and Fairview. (Grace Deng/Minnesota Reformer)

Medical students, community protest potential merger between Sanford and Fairview

BY: - February 7, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS — Medical students, health care workers and community members gathered outside a University of Minnesota building on Friday, braving a wind chill of minus 14 degrees to rally against a planned merger between Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services. “The values of Fairview and Sanford are very different from the University of Minnesota,” said […]