Rice Memorial Hospital has selected Dr. Kenneth Flowe to serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Associate Administrator for Medical Staff Resources. “We are excited to have Dr. Flowe join our team,” said Chief Executive Officer Mike Schramm, “He has a solid core of experience and will be a great asset to the Willmar community.”
As CMO, 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 E.R. physician over several shifts each month. “I’m very excited about this opportunity to be the next CMO at Rice Memorial Hospital,” said Flowe. “I look forward to working with the staff and providers and becoming part of the Rice Memorial team.”
Dr. Flowe received his M.D. degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Before coming to Rice, Flowe was the CMO of Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, North Carolina. He is a consultant for the Joint Commission Resources, and has visited hospitals throughout the United States. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Association of Physician Specialists and is Senior Editor of their journal, The American Journal of Clinical Medicine. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mercy Initiative, a non-profit organization related to his mission work in rural Kenya. He is an instructor for advanced trauma, cardiac, and pediatric courses – core clinical courses – as well as a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS, a national initiative to encourage teamwork in healthcare. He has long been passionate about quality and access to care, both here and abroad.
Welcome Dr. Flowe!