Sanford Health and Good Sam, Merger Finalized

Sanford Health and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society have officially completed the merger which cleared regulatory review in June 2018. The merger solidifies Sanford’s position as the largest employer based in Sioux Falls, with approximately 50,000 people spread across 26 states, and brings together two entities with roots in the Lutheran Church.

The combined entity offers health services spanning the continuum of life, including clinics, hospitals, health insurance and senior care services.

David Horazdovsky remains CEO of Good Samaritan and has joined Sanford’s corporate leadership team. Randy Bury has transitioned to president of Good Samaritan from his previous role as Sanford’s chief administration officer.The organizations began exploring an affiliation in late 2017. In Sioux Falls, there are 10,000 Sanford employees and 1,300 Good Samaritan staff members. For more of the story, click here.