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Two months into heading one of Willmar's largest public entities, Rice Memorial Hospital CEO Mike Schramm is turning his attention on the long-term future of the city-owned hospital. The former CEO of Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, Schramm is taking a proactive approach to the challenges facing the medical industry and says the hospital must be "prepared for what's coming with those changes." Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Rice's new CEO digs into challenges

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The neatness of Mike Schramm's desk belies the busy schedule he's had since becoming Rice Memorial Hospital's new chief executive on June 1. Two months into the job, Schramm is still getting acquainted with the people and the issues, but he also has begun turning his attention to larger strategic issues and the future direction of the city-owned hospital.

"There are a lot of issues right now that we know are priorities," he said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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