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Amery Regional Medical Center to merge with MN health system

AMERY, WI (WTAQ) - A medical center in northwest Wisconsin plans to merge with a group of hospitals and clinics in Minnesota's Twin Cities' area.  

The Amery Regional Medical Center plans to merge with the Health Partners group of Bloomington effective on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.  

The system includes Regions Hospital of St. Paul, plus hospitals in Hudson and New Richmond in Wisconsin.  

Health Partners' president Mary Brainerd said her group has worked with the Amery facility for many years, and they have a shared mission of, "partnering with the community to improve health."  

In the past, the two groups invested together in a new cancer center for far western Wisconsin.  

The Amery group has a 25-bed hospital, four clinics, a pair of fitness centers, a dialysis center, and an assisted living facility.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)