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William Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, is interviewed Tuesday by the Willmar City Council. Fenske is the second of two finalists for the city-owned hospital's top executive position. Meeker Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Schramm interviewed for the position over two days last week. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Fenske sees challenges, prosperous future


WILLMAR -- Working with local clinics, area hospitals and larger health organizations will be crucial to Rice Memorial Hospital's future success, William Fenske told Willmar city officials Tuesday.

"We have significant opportunities to become that regional referral center we were a few years ago," Fenske said. "It's going to take a different approach. We aren't going to be able to do it alone."

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