VIDEO: GMH Medical Director Dr. Larry Lizama Considers Resignation, Decides to Stay On

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Guam – GMH Medical Director Dr. Larry Lizama has decided to remain at the hospital, after considering resignation in the wake of the latest financial crisis at GMH.

Following discussions with the Governor, and other community leaders, Dr. Lizama told PNC News Friday he has decided to stay on and help restore fiscal stability to the ailing public hospital.

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gmh medical director dr. larry lizama has decided to remain at the hospital … after considering resignation in the wake of the latest financial crisis at the hospital.// following discussions with the governor and other community leaders … dr. lizama told pnc news today that he has decided to stay on and help restore fiscal stability to the ailing public hospital.// pnc’s kevin kerrigan reports.###

it was gmh medical director dr. larry lizama who … at last thursday’s board meeting .. brought pause to the room when he anounced that the hospital had run out of money with just over a motnh to go in the current fiscal year …

sound bite: dr. larry lizama // gmh medical director
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lizama was expressing the frustration of the medical staff he supervises who had made cleear to him their own frustrations about the sorry fianncial state at the hosital… it brought dr lizam to the bink of resignation this past week

sound bite: dr. larry lizama // gmh medical director
in:      4:26″have you been considering …”
out:   5:12″..to step down.”

dismayed by the politcs of blame in recent days … its the coming together that is most important emphaiszed dr. lizama … and all sides in the debate need to focus on the obvious …. patients who don’t pay …

sound bite: dr. larry lizama // gmh medical director
in:       5:38″i think we need to come up …”
out:   6:09″..needs to be addressed.”

and that solution … says lizama … is not fully addressed in this latest budget passed unanimulosy by guam lawamkers on wednesday … more work eh says needs to be done …

sound bite: dr. larry lizama // gmh medical director
in:      7:26″there are already some issues…”
out:   8:07″..at some point.”
splcie to:
in:      8:15″you want to be a part of the soultion?….”
out:   8:20″..part of the solution.”

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