Sanford Health closing North Dakota nursing home

UNDERWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Sanford Health is closing a nursing home in the North Dakota town of Underwood, citing a decline in need and difficulties in hiring staff.

The Underwood Continuing Care Center will close by March 15. The facility formerly was known as the Medcenter One Prairieview Nursing Home. Sanford and Bismarck-based Medcenter merged last year.

Sanford says it will help the 38 residents of the Underwood center and their families to find care at another facility. The 62 workers at the center will be offered other jobs within Sanford.

Sanford Health is based in Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D.

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