Proposed M Health Fairview – Sanford Health Merger

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In November 2022, M Health Fairview and Sanford Health announced a proposed merger. The move would put control of the new healthcare conglomerate under the control of Sanford executive leadership in South Dakota, the health chain that recently paid out a $49.5 million golden parachute to their disgraced former CEO after he spread medical disinformation.

Read the MNA press release about the proposed merger

After the proposed merger was announced, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office began seeking community input on the proposed merger. In addition, Attorney General Ellison is holding four public meetings in January 2023 about the proposed Fairview & Sanford merger.

Before the first meeting in St. Paul on January 10, MNA nurses joined healthcare workers, patients, and community members to speak out in opposition to the proposed merger. Speakers included members and leaders from MNA, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa, the Minnesota AFL-CIO, and the Minnesota Farmers Union.

Watch the press conference
Watch remarks from MNA Member Erika Helling, RN, and MNA Executive Director Rose Roach

MNA nurses have been attending the meetings, and several have spoken about why we strongly oppose the merger.

Watch the St. Paul community meeting broadcast on Facebook

Watch the Bemidji community meeting broadcast on Facebook