Aug. 17, 2018
Good Samaritan Society, Sanford affiliation clears regulatory process
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The process of bringing The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and Sanford together as a combined enterprise has cleared government reviews without objection. Completing this process allows the Sioux Falls-based organizations to proceed with plans to combine as one.
Leaders feel the previous hope of bringing the two organizations under one umbrella by the start of 2019 can be expedited with a new goal of combining on Nov. 1.
“We feel strongly that this visionary plan will be modeled throughout the United States to offer a continuum of care throughout one’s life,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health. “Having no objections during the government’s regulatory review confirms our beliefs. We’re excited to move forward.”