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Oak Valley CEO’s extension rejected at contentious meeting
Modesto Bee

Chief Executive Officer John Friel’s tenure with the Oak Valley Hospital District may be coming to an end. The district’s governing board has rejected his request to extend his contract for three years. Friel has been Oak Valley’s CEO since 2002, and his current contract is up in several months. “We discussed his performance and his request to extend his contract,” board President Wendell Chun said in an interview. “We did not have a majority that we should do that. As it stands now, the contract expires October 2011.”