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Willmar, Minn., hospital workforce is leaner, more highly trained


WILLMAR -- The workforce at Rice Memorial Hospital is leaner than ever -- and increasingly experienced and highly trained.

Through streamlining and efficiencies, the number of employees at the city-owned hospital and its entities, which include the Rice Care Center and Rice Rehabilitation Center, continues to be pared down. Last year Rice had 856 workers on the payroll; just three years earlier there were 969.

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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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