June 21, 2024
Marshfield Clinic, Essentia Health integration plan ends

MARSHFIELD − The potential integration between Marshfield Clinic Health System and Essentia Health has ended after two years of discussions.

According to a press release Friday morning from both companies, they chose not to move forward with the proposed integration, and after two years of discussions around how both organizations could work together to combine unique strengths, they decided merging now was not the right decision for each organization, their colleagues and patients.

The release said both companies would look for ways to collaborate in the future, as both health systems focus on sustainable rural health care.

About six months ago, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Essentia Health had announced their integration plans were moving forward and that the two companies had entered into an agreement to form a new regional health system across Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota. They said the move still needed regulatory approval but they were on track to integrate by the end of 2023.

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