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Officials at Rice Memorial Hospital have developed a new plan for how the city-owned hospital will respond to the changing health care environment over the next few years. Adoption of the plan has received unanimous support from officials and staff. Tribune photo by Dan Burdett

Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn., adopts new strategic plan to prepare for future


WILLMAR — Leaders and the board of directors at Rice Memorial Hospital have created a new road map for how the city-owned hospital will respond over the next few years to major changes in the health care environment.

The ambitious list of initiatives ranges from cost containment and high-quality patient care to increased collaboration with other local medical providers and a more visible role in community health and wellness.

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Anne Polta

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