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Uptick in surgery volume helps fuel profitable month for Rice Hospital


WILLMAR -- An increase in the number of surgeries helped Rice Memorial Hospital end the month of July with a profit, as well as reduce some of the net losses the city-owned hospital has been accumulating since the beginning of the year.

Final figures for August won't be ready until next week, but it appears that August was another financially strong month, said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice.

"We're optimistic," he said Wednesday.

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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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