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Rice forms advisory committee to get perspective of patients


WILLMAR -- A staff committee at Rice Memorial Hospital was working on a project to improve the interaction among patients, nurses and physicians.

But when the project was presented to the hospital's patient advisory committee, the committee members had a few suggestions and perspectives of their own.

"Did we get a lot of advice on that -- and things we would not have thought of," said Maureen Ideker, chief nursing officer at Rice.

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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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