Rice issues annual community benefit report
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $17.8 million worth of community benefits -- ranging from charity care to free support groups and health fairs -- in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday to the hospital board of directors.
The amount represents 20.9 percent of the city-owned hospital's operating expenses for the year.
It has been rising slightly every year, said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice.
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