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State tractor safety program a success
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
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Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
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August 22, 2016
Rice Hospital names new director of finance
WILLMAR—Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar has named Jessica Hennen as its director of finance. Hennen has served as a financial analyst...
August 22, 2016 - 12:19pm
August 11, 2016
Study: One in five mental health patients misplaced in Minnesota hospitals
DULUTH—Nearly one out of five patients in mental health units at Minnesota hospitals could be better served elsewhere. So says a study released Thursday by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The finding is significant at a time when the state's hospitals are overrun with mental...
August 11, 2016 - 7:42pm
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
February 19, 2016
Hospitals make some progress in the annual patient safety report
WILLMAR — Six local health facilities are on the list of Minnesota hospitals that reported a serious adverse event involving patient care last year. The Minnesota Department of Health is releasing its annual patient safety report today. Hospitals reported a total of 316 adverse...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 14, 2016
Rice intensifies efforts to keep hospital safe
WILLMAR — The death of an Aitkin police officer at St. Cloud Hospital last year, fatally shot by a patient who grabbed his gun, illustrates...
January 14, 2016 - 9:39am
September 21, 2015
RC Hospital and Clinics dedicates new facility
OLIVIA — It’s possible to deliver the very best and most modern of health care services in a rural setting and do it as an independent, locally...
September 21, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 8, 2015
Hospitals gear up for medical cannabis
WILLMAR — Local hospitals are wrestling with one of the murkier aspects of Minnesota’s new medical cannabis law: how to appropriately handle the drug when it’s used by hospitalized patients. An amendment to the law, approved this year, provided some clarity by allowing health...
September 8, 2015 - 11:51pm
April 14, 2015
State considers marketing safe baby program
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would spend $350,000 over the next two years to publicize an opportunity for mothers to leave new-born babies they do not want at places such as hospitals under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee. The funding is being considered by the Senate...
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am
April 13, 2015
Renville County Hospital and Clinics expansion to open Sept. 28
OLIVIA — The future of rural health care is taking shape on the eastern edge of Olivia, and it’s all about doing more at home. The RC Hospital...
April 13, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 1, 2015
Supreme Court rules in favor of doctors who sued Marshall hospital over medical staff bylaws
WILLMAR — In a dispute that garnered national attention, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract between a hospital and members of the medical staff. The Supreme Court Justices also ruled that a medical staff that meets...
January 1, 2015 - 11:14pm
November 16, 2014
Forecast shows improving finances for Rice Hospital
WILLMAR — The financial forecast for Rice Memorial Hospital next year shows some strengthening in the hospital’s financial performance, with a projected margin slightly above the break-even point. The city-owned hospital had a rocky start to 2014 and posted a $3.6 million operating...
November 16, 2014 - 10:54pm
‘It has no boundaries’: Hospital, ambulance ramp up travel history screening as part of Ebola readiness efforts
WILLMAR — As national fears escalate about the Ebola virus, Rice Memorial Hospital implemented new screening guidelines Wednesday to ensure...
October 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
June 15, 2014
A new manor: Granite Falls nursing home project moving forward
GRANITE FALLS — Plans to construct a new nursing home to replace a 57-bed facility built in 1958 are moving forward in Granite Falls. The...
June 15, 2014 - 11:09pm
May 6, 2014
Letter: Why no visit from the doctor?
I was very surprised to learn that most ACMC doctors who are our primary care doctor over the years will not be available to be our doctor should we have to enter Rice Hospital as a patient. Some doctors continue to provide a continuum of care both at ACMC and Rice Hospital. I think...
May 6, 2014 - 4:00am
April 22, 2014
Groundbreaking today for new RC Hospital and Clinics in Olivia
OLIVIA — The RC Hospital and Clinics will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. today to mark the start of construction on a new hospital and health care facility on Olivia’s eastern edge. The $24 million facility will be constructed on a 26-acre campus with a street address...
April 22, 2014 - 6:00am