(Alexandria, MN) – Broadway Medical Center in Alexandria, MN and Sanford Health based in the Dakotas announced they have signed a definitive agreement, the final step in the merger process.Three months ago the two organizations announced a letter of intent; this move culminates the merger effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Broadway Medical Center will now be known as Sanford Health Broadway Clinic. It has a total of 25 physicians and advanced practice providers and over 100 staff in Alexandria with a satellite clinic in Parkers Prairie, MN. Medical services include: endocrinology, family medicine, general surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, OB/GYN & midwifery care, oncology and podiatry.
“We both have strong commitments to our local communities, and together we are confident there are opportunities for further growth and partnership in the Alexandria area,” said Dr. Doug Griffin, Broadway Medical Center president.
“We look forward to working together. Our focus is on enhancing access to medical services for people in the Alexandria area,” said Dr Bruce Pitts, chief medical officer, Sanford Health.
About Broadway Medical Center
Broadway Medical Center was founded in 1996 as a small, home town clinc and has grown steadily over the years. It provides care for thousands of patients at its two clinic locations, 1527 Broadway Street, Alexandria, Minn and 115 East Soo Street, Parkers Prairie.
With a population of 11,000, Alexandria is located in central Minnesota along I-94 just over 100 miles east of Fargo, and 130 miles west of Minneapolis. The population of the region is significant with 260,000 people throughout the six contiguous counties of Douglas, Grant, Stevens, Stearns, Todd and Otter Tail.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 112 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Africa, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health includes 34 hospitals, 116 clinic locations and more than 1,000 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a health care organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers, eradicating breast cancer and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.