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A month after purchase, Saltzer’s new owner will merge to form larger healthcare system

By Don Day,

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced last month it would buy the Treasure Valley’s Saltzer Health.

Now, just a few weeks later, the newly-merged company will roll up into an even-larger organization.

Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, SD will merge with Intermountain, stitching together more than 70 hospitals and 435 clinics. The deal, which will need to pass muster with a federal review, means Saltzer will go from a small independent for-profit group of health clinics to part of a non-profit with $15 billion in annual revenue.

Intermountain operates primarily in Idaho, Utah and Nevada. Sanford operates a heavy concentration of facilities in North and South Dakota, but also has facilities as far as Oregon and California.