(Grand Forks, ND) -- Sanford Health is merging with another clinic, one of many similar conversations the company is working towards completing.
WDAY Radio spoke with Sanford Health and Valley Bone and Joint, a clinic based in Grand Forks, about their merge which will officially be complete by January 1st, 2023. According to a release sent to WDAY Radio, Valley Bone and Joint will begin operating under the Sanford banner and will be renamed to Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Grand Forks.
"It should be a very seamless change," said Dr. David Schall from Valley Bone and Joint, "The name will change and there will be some other things that will change, but From a patient's perspective, it will be the same care that they've always received."
WDAY Radio also spoke to Mike Erickson, Sanford Health Executive Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, who reiterated Dr. Shall's comments. Erickson also shared the possibility of more to come to Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Grand Forks.
"We've got the most comprehensive orthopedic team in the region, "said Erickson, "We are going to be able to bring the specialty areas that maybe Valley Bone doesn't have currently."