Report shows gains for Rice Memorial despite challenging financial climate
WILLMAR -- As recently as five years ago, Rice Memorial Hospital had an inpatient census averaging in the high 40s.
Then the numbers started to drop: 46 ... 44 ... 38 ... 34. Dealing with the steady decline in inpatient numbers has been one of the city-owned hospital's biggest challenges these past few years. It has led to a leaner operation, with less staff and tighter internal efficiencies.
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