Leaders of the two largest hospitals in the Dakotas faced the general public on Wednesday for the first time since merger talks began nearly five months ago and repeated promises that no workers would lose their jobs and no services would be cut.
Fargo resident Dale Anderson, who has been diagnosed with Huntington's disease, said he welcomes the merger and believes it will provide services on the same level as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
"I think you see my passion for health care," Anderson said, pumping his first. "I think you see my passion for the private sector leadership and I think you see my passion for a merger of a new Mayo in Fargo and Sioux Falls."
Forbes by Dave Kolpack, 8/12/2009