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Rice names new chief medical officer

WILLMAR — Dr. Kenneth Flowe has been named the chief medical officer at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Flowe will also serve as associate administrator for medical staff resources.

Flowe will supervise Rice-employed physicians, work directly with all medical staff, oversee and implement quality initiatives and improvements; and serve as a liaison between management and staff. He will also provide direct patient care as an emergency room physician several shifts each month.

Flowe received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and his master’s degree in business administration from Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Before coming to Rice, Flowe was chief medical officer of Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, N.C.

Linda Vanderwerf

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