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HealthPartners and Park Nicollet plan major health care merger

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to a consolidation. HealthPartners is an insurer which - like Park Nicollet - operates dozens of clinics and one of the Twin Cities major hospitals. It still needs federal approval, but the deal would be Minnesota's largest health care merger in years.
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HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to a consolidation. HealthPartners is an insurer which - like Park Nicollet - operates dozens of clinics and one of the Twin Cities major hospitals. It still needs federal approval, but the deal would be Minnesota's largest health care merger in years.

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