Last week wasn't a good week for Sanford Health in the news. First, T. Denny Sanford was implicated in a child pornography investigation. Then it was reported their former CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft received a $49 million severance payment after leaving his post over comments regarding the effectiveness of wearing masks as a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Let $49 million dollars sink in a bit. Now, do you wonder why medical costs are high? And here is something else to consider. $49 million dollars is equal to a registered nurse making 50k dollars annually for 980 years.

Krabbenhoft should return at least $34 million dollars.

Randall Smith lives in Grand Forks.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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