Rice Health Foundation


Community & Non-Profit Organizations

About Us

In 1937, Rice Memorial Hospital was established because of the generosity of the Rice family. Colonel Cushman Rice carried out the wishes of his parents to leave their legacy to the City of Willmar to establish a hospital. Rice Memorial Hospital has continued to change over the years to deliver the best possible health care services to the people of west central Minnesota.

You deserve to have the most technologically advanced health care available ? close to home. It is the mission of Rice Memorial Hospital to deliver a broad range of services for you. Rice Health Foundation was created as a charitable non-profit, to assist Rice Memorial Hospital in the development of new services, as well as to continually improve current services. Through the generosity of people like you, the Foundation makes it possible for Rice Memorial Hospital to address community health needs and enhance patient care and health education.

As a result of gifts and bequests to the Foundation, we are able to award grants to valuable and needed programs and services of Rice Hospital. We also partner with other non-profit organizations by awarding grants to advance their work in addressing unmet health care needs throughout the community.

Charitable support will provide the margin of excellence in healthcare that area residents have come to expect from Rice Memorial Hospital. As we face the financial challenges of the future, your generosity will make a difference in the delivery of health care services and the overall health of our community.


  • Encouraging innovation
  • Providing education
  • Creating partnerships
  • Advancing Technology

Rep/Contact Info

Shirley Carter
Jean Raatz
Chairman's Circle Chamber Members