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Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., starts tackling financial challenges

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WILLMAR -- Leaders at Rice Memorial Hospital are looking for ways to tighten the hospital's cost structure, starting with an effort to pare expenses in each department by 2 percent in upcoming months.

It's the beginning of a cost-centered initiative that will unfold over months and probably years, said Mike Schramm, Rice chief executive.

"It's going to be a multi-year plan," he said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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