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Growing demand prompts plans for addition to Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR - Nearly two years after opening a new short-term rehabilitation unit at the Rice Care Center, the demand for services is so strong that the facility's owner, Rice Memorial Hospital, is contemplating a $2 million addition to the unit.

"Our utilization has outpaced our expectations," Mike Schramm, chief executive of Rice Memorial Hospital, told the hospital board of directors this week.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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