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February 16, 2012
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HealthBeat blog: Study says patient satisfaction may be deadly
February 16, 2012 - 8:41am
January 12, 2012 Fessing up to tobacco use
January 12, 2012 - 8:45am
January 4, 2012 Opening up the doctor's notebook
January 4, 2012 - 9:27am
December 29, 2011 Social media screenings could improve patient care
December 29, 2011 - 8:44am
January 20, 2011
Little change seen by state in reportable patient harm at hospitals
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
A closeup of the digital display showing variations in pressure from a seated patient. The technology, acquired this fall, was funded through the Rice Health Foundation's annual employee giving campaign. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
For Willmar hospital, it's another step in advanced health care
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
Marjorie Johnson, a nurse at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, uses a computer to enter information Wednesday in a patient's room. A clinical information system approved by the hospital board will electronically integrate the majority of patient clinical and billing information, building on what the city-owned hospital is already doing with electronic patient records. It also capitalizes on a growing push for health care providers to enter the digital age. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Rice officials behind $4.7M investment to integrate bills, patient files
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
A closeup of the touch screen that programs many of the specialized features on the new bariatric bed in Rice Memorial Hospital's intensive care unit. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Foundation event scheduled to raise funding for high-tech hospital beds
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Mental health patient overpowers driver, hijacks van near Alexandria
October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
April 20, 2010
The same bar-code technology used at the supermarket is being introduced at Rice Memorial Hospital this week to help ensure the right patient and the right medication are correctly matched. The bar-coding project has been in the works since last fall. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Rice Hospital implements bar-coding system in newest effort to improve medication safety
April 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 16, 2010
Two area hospitals report adverse events in 2009
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Rice Hospital proposes 2010 budget of $100 million
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 3, 2009
Where are all the patients? Inpatient care down at Rice, outpatient up
October 3, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Who are you? Misadventures in misidentification
July 23, 2009 - 1:35pm
June 17, 2009
Heather Boyle a certified surgical technician, left, and Jean Larson, a nurse, display the "Time Out" poster and orange towel promoting safe surgical practices at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Procedures help providers avoid wrong-site surgery
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am