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Rice Memorial Hospital adopts its budget for next year


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital will focus this coming year on strengthening its operations and putting the city-owned hospital in a better position for growth and new strategic initiatives.

Hospital officials plan to accomplish this by controlling expenses and solidifying the balance sheet.

"We've got to be in a position to make those strategic investments down the road, nearly all of which take capital," said Mike Schramm, the chief executive at Rice.

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Anne Polta

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