Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Tod Speer, Awarded $50,000 Grant for Prostate Cancer Research

Dr. Tod Speer, the Radiation Oncologist at Willmar Regional Cancer Center, was recently awarded a pilot grant from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  Dr. Speer and Dr. Bruce Thomadsen were awarded a one year $50,000 grant … Continue reading

Rice Hospital employee honored with “Good Catch” state patient safety award

By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Tuesday, May 20 –WILLMAR —While reviewing a patient’s chart before admission for surgery, Nita Tieszen saw a blank space where information about the patient’s blood type should have been. Tieszen, a registered nurse and admission coordinator … Continue reading

Rice Hospice Pet Therapy Program is looking for a few good dogs

Rice Hospice is looking for a few good dogs and their owners to join our pet therapy program. The training involves a three-step process that starts with Pet Temperament Evaluations on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10th at Rice … Continue reading

ACMC, Rice begin orthopedic venture: Latest effort to recruit and retain orthopedic surgeons has strong start

By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Monday, March 24 –WILLMAR — A newly formed joint venture between Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers to strengthen local orthopedic surgery services is off to a strong start.  A locum tenens surgeon arrived … Continue reading