Rice sees tripling of need for charity care
WILLMAR -- Charity care provided at Rice Memorial Hospital nearly tripled last year and will continue to rise this year as well, hospital officials said Friday.
"It's just a sign of what's going on with the economy," said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice.
According to the city-owned hospital's annual audit for 2009, it provided $915,000 worth of charity care last year -- a significant increase over the year before, when charity care totaled $385,000.
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