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Rice uses event as a showcase for quality and safety

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WILLMAR -- The patient was sprawled half in, half out, of his hospital bed. A cigarette was clamped between his lips, inches away from his oxygen supply.

On his food tray lay a bloody bandage. Beside it was an unlabeled urine specimen container.

How many things are wrong with this picture?

Christine Riemersma and Linda Rood, of the housekeeping staff at Rice Memorial Hospital, studied the fake scene, checklists in hand.

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Anne Polta

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

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