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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By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Apr 12, WILLMAR – Barely a week after launching a new telemedicine program early in March for diagnosing and treating stroke, Rice Memorial Hospital used the service for the first time with a patient suspected … Continue reading →
By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Apr 1 – WILLMAR – An oncology panel from the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in Minneapolis had a wealth of information on cancer of the esophagus to share with the 100 people attending the West … Continue reading →
By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Mar. 30, WILLMAR – As a registered nurse with more than 40 years of experience, Kathy Carlson had done her share of CPR on patients. But nothing really prepared her for resuscitating her own … Continue reading →
Willmar, MN – The Willmar Stingers and Rice Memorial Hospital are teaming up to reward nine kids in the community with a once in a lifetime experience with a new program called the “Rice Community All-Stars.” Both organizations believe strongly … Continue reading →
For many patients with early-stage lung cancer, the standard treatment – surgery – is not an option because coexisting conditions make surgery too risky. A new treatment option for select patients with small, early-stage tumors of the lung, or isolated … Continue reading →
By Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Feb. 26, WILLMAR – When pathology specimens arrived in the Rice Memorial Hospital laboratory, they were always labeled by hand. But there was a constant risk of errors creeping into the labeling process, said … Continue reading →
Willmar Medical Services is pleased to announce that Amy Mugge, RN, has been hired as the new Director for Willmar Regional Cancer Center. She replaces Kellie Prentice, who has been serving as the interim … Continue reading →
A childbirth education series designed to give you a variety of learning experiences. This program consists of three classes taught by experienced nurses covering: All About Newborns, Breast Feeding, and Preparing for Delivery.
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Grief is a normal response to the loss of someone you care about. Sharing your feelings and fears in a supportive setting can help ease the process of grief. Rice Hospice will be offering a Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Group for individuals who have experienced a loss. This group will be held … Continue reading →
Advanced training for your higher calling Hospice volunteer training is beneficial for anyone who works with hospice patients. This includes nurses (RNs/LPNs), physicians, clergy, nursing assistants, home health aides, social workers, public health nurses, pharmacists, paramedics/emergency medical technicians, volunteers, and funeral … Continue reading→