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Published July 20, 2010, 01:05 PM

MeritCare officially changes name to Sanford Health to complete merger

(WDAY TV) – Today, a new chapter began for what we've known for years to be MeritCare. Last November's merger with Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health is now complete with the new Sanford Health being introduced today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) – Today, a new chapter began for what we've known for years to be MeritCare. Last November's merger with Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health is now complete with the new Sanford Health being introduced today.

Not only was a new logo adopted today, the new mission for the unified organization was outlined with an emphasis on research and expansion. Today the new blue logo was everywhere, minus the popular heart as Sanford Health leaders spoke to employees in Fargo.

The unified organization will keep the Sanford name to honor the man who donated $400-million dollars to Sioux Valley Health Systems in 2007.

“It’s an organization that I can trust and respect, which is at the base of every good relationship, be it personal or corporate or business or professional or the like, that has to be the baseline.”

The completion of the merger makes Sanford Health the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.

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