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Rice proposes $101M budget for 2011


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital is proposing a $101 million budget for next year for the city-owned hospital, Rice Care Center and Rice Home Medical, with a goal of ending 2011 with a $1 million net profit.

The budget, released Friday to the hospital board's finance committee, contains a 5 percent hospital rate increase.

It's based on projections of an inpatient census of 30 patients, the lowest this number has been in more than two decades.

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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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