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Rice Memorial Hospital projects little change next year in patient volume


WILLMAR — As Rice Memorial Hospital leaders prepare to dig into the budget process for 2014, they are projecting a patient volume expected to remain mostly flat. The hospital board’s finance committee reviewed the numbers this past week, along with a comparison of volume trends at the city-owned hospital for the past five years.

There has been a gradual but steady decline in overall patient volume, said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer for the hospital.

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Anne Polta

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