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Samaritan Health Services and Santiam Hospital & Clinics say they are planning an affiliation.

Two Oregon hospital systems say they are exploring the possibility of a merger.

Samaritan Health Services and Santiam Hospital & Clinics said this week that they have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. If the deal is finalized and approved by regulators, Santiam would become part of Samaritan Health Services

The two organizations said they will work toward brokering a definitive agreement over the next several months. Officials said the “complete affiliation” could take a year or more.

Samaritan, a nonprofit system, operates five community hospitals and more than 100 clinics in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties in western Oregon. The system...

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