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April 2, 2012
Sen. Franken to visit Willmar, Minn., to discuss rural health care workforce issues
WILLMAR -- Sen. Al Franken will visit Willmar on Tuesday to tour Rice Memorial Hospital and talk to area health care officials and employees about the workforce challenges facing rural health care. The visit will include a tour of the Rice Regional Dental Clinic, a joint program...
April 2, 2012 - 2:44pm
March 26, 2012
March 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Rice Memorial Hospital Board in Willmar, Minn., to consider proposal tonight for joint anesthesia, sleep lab services
WILLMAR -- Local anesthesia services would be enhanced under a proposal to fold them into Willmar Medical Services, a 4-year-old joint venture between Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers. The plan would transfer sleep lab services into the joint entity...
March 14, 2012 - 11:22am
February 13, 2012
Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., offers 'amnesty' to pay off old patient bills
WILLMAR -- Got an old unpaid bill at Rice Memorial Hospital? The hospital recently began offering "amnesty" in the form of a 25 percent discount to patients who pay off the entire balance for care they received Jan. 31 or earlier. It's the first time Rice has done so, and hospital...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 9, 2012
Plan unveiled to board for renovating Rice Care Center
WILLMAR -- A proposal to renovate the skilled nursing wings at the Rice Care Center calls for a "household" concept that creates groups of resident...
February 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Oklahoma hospital must pay $1M to Garth Brooks
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women's health center in honor of Garth Brooks' late mother must pay the...
January 25, 2012 - 8:50am
December 30, 2011
Noted Willmar physician dies at age 81
WILLMAR -- Dr. Donald Mattson, a longtime Willmar physician who also did extensive missionary and volunteer work, died Thursday at Bethesda Pleasant View Home in Willmar. He was 81. Mattson spent four decades in medicine. He worked at a medical mission in Korea in the late 1950s...
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
City notches up some banner years for doctor recruitment
WILLMAR -- When Dr.
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Concert for lunch
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Dawson hospital named to top 100
DAWSON -- Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson was recently named one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States. The announcement was made during the National Rural Health Association's annual critical access hospital conference, which attracted 650 rural...
November 22, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2011
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...
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
August 1, 2011
Rice Hospital sees smooth implementation of pay-in-advance policy
WILLMAR -- When Rice Memorial Hospital adopted a policy last December asking patients to pay at least part of their bill up front, there were...
August 1, 2011 - 12:00am
July 14, 2011
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...
July 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 7, 2011
Changes proposed for Rice Trust grant process
WILLMAR -- Changes are being proposed for the Cushman A. Rice Trust grant application process, making it easier for people to seek help paying their bills at Rice Memorial Hospital. The trustees at Bremer Bank, which manages the fund, filed a court petition last month requesting...
May 7, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2011
Audit: Rice Hospital sees gains in cash flow, balance sheet
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital fared slightly better than the financial break-even point last year, its best performance since 2007. The gains weren't large.
April 9, 2011 - 12:00am