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Rice Hospital acts to rein in deficit


WILLMAR -- As inpatient volume at Rice Memorial Hospital continues to decline and an operating deficit persists, hospital officials have redoubled their efforts to find ways to improve the financial situation.

"We are looking at anything and everything to get things turned around," Mike Schramm, the city-owned hospital's chief executive, told the board of directors at a meeting Wednesday evening.

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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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