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Rice Memorial Hospital's financial numbers demolish estimates


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital's financial health strengthened with another profitable month during March -- the fourth month in a row with a positive margin.

After a period of low in-patient volume and fiscal stagnation, hospital officials are beginning to hint at signs of recovery.

"I really believe we've turned that corner," Bill Fenske, chief financial officer, said Friday at a meeting of the hospital board's finance committee.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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