Text of Sanford CEO's letter

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  • Updated: April 10, 2013 - 7:57 PM

April 10, 2013

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wases006Apr. 10, 13 4:21 PM

Kudos to the incredible public service by AG Swanson in blowing the lid off this deal. The first time in my memory that a merger deal has been called off. The Forum in Fargo had this story 20 minutes earlier than the Strib. Thats the way business is done in the Valley (gag). Stanford will be back to lure somebody with his stash.

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la55122Apr. 10, 13 5:36 PM

Sanford wanted the Twin Cities as a hub to lock Mayo out of further expansion in outstate Minnesota. Non-profit or not, the big boys will fight to maintain supremacy in the face of profound changes coming in health care delivery. The University/Fairview relationship still needs to be made more clear as to the needs of the Medical School. If Mayo doesn't get its way, they say they will expand elsewhere. Mayo would not be "Mayo" if not based in Rochester, Minnesota. Foreign leaders can go to Cleveland Clinic or Houston's Medical Corridor, but they seem to prefer coming to Mayo. Wonder why??

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Flicka1492Apr. 10, 13 5:42 PM

Fairview is a poorly run hospital system, and together with the U it runs a mediocre teaching hospital. The rankings of the U Med School continue to fall. Sanford might have improved it. What people are really pissed off at is that "mere" South Dakotans might be running a Minnesota hospital. Minnesota's loss.

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mandansmomApr. 10, 13 6:05 PM

Good Riddance! The "merger" of UMHC and Fairview was advertised as a partnership and not a take-over, but it didn't play out that way. All these years later, there are still serious problems with the fit of these two organisations. Adding another player at this juncture would be folly.

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chefsdApr. 11, 13 7:00 PM

Wow,Mayo would not be Mayo if it was not in Minnesota? Kick Sanford's Billions of research results and worldwide presence out of the state? The nineties are over people. Minnesota can kiss another clean industry goodbye and then argue for 20 more years about frac sand mining? 10 more clean, sustainable jobs just left the state while I was writing this, 3 more while you we're reading this. If your not moving forward, your moving backward.

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