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Together, we impact lives in our community

Your dollars support programs for children and adults - from infants to senior citizens. They support programs that help people to live as well as possible, and programs that help people to die with dignity. They provide funding to make our hospital environment more comfortable and peaceful; opportunities for advanced training for staff; and the most up-to-date equipment to treat patients.

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  • Hospital Gifts
  • Hospice Gifts
  • Annual Events

Monetary gifts and planned giving legacies may be made through the Rice Health Foundation.

Rice Health Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that raises philanthropic support for the Rice organization to address community health needs, enhance patient care, and provide health education.

For information about donating items to be used within the hospital, such as new toys and electronics for pediatric patients ...

Please contact:

Rice Health Foundation
301 Becker Ave. SW
Willmar, MN 56201
320.231.4141
Shirley.Carter@rice.willmar.mn.us

Download Foundation brochure

Rice Hospice care brings hope to help people live life as fully as possible offers dignity when there is not a cure, and surrounds famlies with love at one of life's most challenging times.

Many insurance policies provide basic hospice benefits such as nursing, social worker and home hospice aide care. Rice Hospice care is provided regardless of ability to pay.

Monetary gifts to Rice Hospice make care possible for patients without insurance. They also help bridge the gap between the actual cost of patient care and insurance reimbursement allowances.

Philanthropic gifts also cover the expenses for special programs such as Sentimental Journey, grief support for children and adults, and Canine Care for the Journey.

For more information or referral to Rice Hospice, please contact:
Rice Hospice Reception at 320.231.4450 or 1.800.336.7423

Download Rice Hospice brochure

Bowl for Hospice
Every February throughout the communities served by Rice Hospice

Rice Hospice Heinie Ridler Memorial Golf Tournament
Every July in Willmar

Rice Health Foundation - Holiday Festival
The second Friday and Saturday in November

The Grief Center - Share a Memory Tree Lighting
The first Monday in December throughout the communities served by Rice Hospice

Willmar Ambulance Service - Stuff the Ambulance with Toys
Every year in late November or early December

In 2012, Rice began a redevelopment plan to improve the environment of care for long term care residents at Rice Care Center. A majority of rooms will be private, and contain the most up-to-date safety features for staff and residents. Rooms will be located in "neighborhoods" with separate entrances for privacy and convenience. Neighborhoods will have gathering spaces for social activities as well as a beautiful garden to enjoy outdoors.

What will the project cost?

The entire project will cost six million dollars. Rice Memorial Hospital will assume debt to complete this project which helps meet the demand for long-term care in the region.

Why do we have to raise funds?

Rice is a community hospital, owned by the City of Willmar. Rice does not receive tax support from the city. With the low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates for long-term care, philanthropic support will help reduce the amount of borrowed funds and associated expenses, making the project economically feasible. Philanthropic support in the amount of two million dollars will ensure the hospital maintains adequate capital to address all resident needs, as well as patient care needs, in the community.

Rice Health Foundation
301 Becker Ave. SW
Willmar, MN 56201
320.231.4141
Shirley.Carter@rice.willmar.mn.us

Download Rice Care Center giving brochure

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