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Dan Olson, the vice president of Sanford Clinic-Bemidji, makes a point during a public forum Monday morning at North Country Regional Hospital about the planned merger between North Country Health Services and Sanford Health. Pictured in the back are, at left, Paul Hanson, NCHS president and CEO, and Steve Rogness, a member of the NCHS board. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

North Country Regional Hospital hosts public forum on planned merger with Sanford Health


The merger of North County Health Services and Sanford Health is expected to bring in new and expanded health care services for Bemidji: cardiology, women's health, neuroscience, orthopedics and oncology.

Both health care systems last week announced they had signed letters of intent stating their plans to merge.

Sanford will invest at least $75 million throughout 10 years for facilities, recruitment and technology to improve and expand current health care services.

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