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Welcome to Rice Memorial Hospital

Rice Memorial Hospital is a Level 3 Trauma Center and the largest municipally-owned hospital in the state of Minnesota. We are home to the Willmar Regional Cancer Center (an affiliate of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute), the Rice Regional Dental Clinic (a partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry), Suite Beginnings private birth suites, and the award-winning Therapy Suites at Rice Care Center (a short-stay rehabilitation care facility).

Your health. Your hospital.

We have been a proud member of the Willmar community since 1937 and strive to provide our patients and visitors with Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence (R.I.C.E.)

Learn more about how we support our local community and how your donations make a difference. Visit the Rice Health Foundation...

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Rice Hospice – Granite Falls Satellite – Receives National Award

Rice Hospice of Granite Falls is one of just 100 hospices out of the 1,200 across the nation to receive the Hospice Honors™ award.  Established by Deyta, an industry leader in data driven management, the annual honor recognizes agencies that … Continue reading →

Rice Hospital Directors Speak at National Conference

WILLMAR, MN (March 2014) – Jackie Hinderks, Revenue Cycle Director, and Jessica Vagle, Adult Health Services and Care Management Director at Rice Memorial Hospital were recently asked to present an article they co-wrote at the national conference of the Health … 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 →

Hospitals make progress in patient safety, reduction of adverse events

By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Thursday, January 23 –WILLMAR — Minnesota hospitals are making progress in reducing the incidence of serious events that result in patient harm. The Minnesota Department of Health marked the 10th anniversary of the state’s … Continue reading →

Rice unveils new master facility plan

By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Thursday, November 21, 2013 —WILLMAR —Under a newly developed master facility plan, Rice Memorial Hospital will consolidate two of its patient units into rooms that can be adapted to varying levels of care. Construction of a new free-standing rehabilitation center also is on the horizon, along with expansion of the inpatient mental health unit. Continue reading at

Rice Memorial Hospital Receives Donation from Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund

WILLMAR, Minnesota. (December 23, 2013) – Christmas came early for the newborns at Rice Memorial Hospital this year. Through a generous gift from the Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund, all babies born in the new year will go home with a … Continue reading →

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It’s important to have advance directives for healthcare on file. The subject may be unpleasant, but it’s better than having a loved one make a life-or-death decision in the ICU. In a culture in which speaking about death and dying … Continue reading →

Thurs. April 24 – Free Community Education Event for Kidney Disease Awareness

Guest presentations begin at 1:30pm. Carolyn Mackedanz of Willmar will share her family’s personal journey with kidney failure, and Dr. Carlos Franco Palacios, a Nephrologist with ACMC, will be the keynote speaker for the day. “Chronic Kidney Disease is a … Continue reading →

Monday, April 28 Rice Hospice Training for Volunteers, Health, and Spiritual Professionals

Rice Hospice is offering training for volunteers, health care, and spiritual professionals on Monday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Lakeland Health Building in Willmar. This education is offered only twice a … Continue reading →

April 29 – Service of Remembrance

The Rice Hospice Program is sponsoring a Service of Remembrance for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.   Special recognition will be given to those who were part of the Rice Hospice Program between October 1, 2013 … Continue reading →

May – Pregnancy to Parenting Classes

A childbirth education series designed to give you a variety of learning experiences.
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