MeritCare's board will vote on merger with Sanford Health
If MeritCare and South Dakota-based Sanford Health merge into one giant regional health care provider, MeritCare's board must OK the move.
But that 12-member group didn't always have the final word.
Up until four years ago, a consortium of 37 area Protestant churches ultimately held the power to decide board appointees, amend bylaws and transfer major assets.
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