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Rice proposes conservative budget for 2012


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital is proposing a 2012 budget described by hospital officials as both conservative and realistic.

It calls for patient volume to remain essentially flat next year and to end the year with a relatively modest 2 percent operating margin.

Members of the finance committee of the city-owned hospital reviewed the budget proposal Friday and voted to recommend forwarding it to the full hospital board, which meets next week.

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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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