NEW: Sanford Health announces intent to merge with Intermountain Healthcare (Audio)

October 26, 2020
Mike Tanner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Sanford Health made a major announcement this morning on their intent to merge with a healthcare provider in the western U.S…..

Sanford President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says by partnering with Intermountain, they will improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve, and strengthen their impact in healthcare delivery and value….

The combined organization will employ more than 89,000 people, and operate 70 hospitals, many in rural communities. It will operate 435 clinics across seven states, provide senior care in 233 locations in 24 states, and insure 1.1 million people.

The organization will have headquarters in Salt Lake City, and corporate offices in Sioux Falls.

Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, will be president and CEO of the combined organization. Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, will serve as president emeritus.

Both organizations will continue to operate under their current names for the foreseeable future.