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Oakdale hospital CEO’s contract on table
Modesto Bee

The Oak Valley Hospital District governing board will be asked today to extend Chief Executive Officer John Friel’s contract for one year, according to an official. But at least one candidate elected to the district board in the Nov. 2 election said any decisions should not be made until the new board members take their seats. “I think this should definitely be postponed,” said Wendell Chun, a former Oakdale schools superintendent. “I’m not going to agree to something I haven’t seen. How can they ask us to approve it? … That’s not appropriate.”