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Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., projects ongoing to offer safe care


WILLMAR -- When Rice Memorial Hospital conducted a hospital-wide survey late in 2010 on the organization's patient safety culture, one of the things learned was that information about errors in patient care wasn't being fully captured.

Compared to other hospitals of similar size, "our staff tended to report fewer safety events," said Wendy Ulferts, chief nursing officer.

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Anne Polta

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