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Hospital scraps its senior site plan and looks at renovation of Care Center


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has quietly abandoned its plan to build a new Rice Care Center nursing home and senior living campus.

Hospital officials are looking instead at renovating and expanding the existing Rice Care Center on West Willmar Avenue.

"We just want to continue with the pro-cess and go back to the table," Mike Schramm, the hospital's chief executive, said Wednesday.

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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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