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Rice keeps close watch on expenses as operating deficit rises

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WILLMAR -- Rice Hospital officials are closely watching expenses as the city-owned hospital struggles with a deepening operational deficit.

Although outpatient volume is strong, inpatient numbers continue to decline and revenue has declined along with them, officials said Friday.

"This is where we're really seeing some huge negative tr-ends," said Bill Fen-ske, chief financial officer.

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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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