Cruz steps down as GRMC president
Updated: Dec 3, 2021
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Dr. Mike Cruz has resigned as CEO and president of the Guam Regional Medical City, which has been acquired by Blue Continent Healthcare Guam Medical City, a non-profit organization.
"This is part of the acquisition agreement and the plan for the future of the Blue Continent Health Group," said Cruze, whose resignation took effect on the day the acquisition was publicly announced on Nov. 30.
In a statement released later, GRMC confirmed the appointment of Alan V. Funtanilla as the hospital's new president and CEO. Prior to his promotion, Funtanilla was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of GRMC.
Cruz will continue working with GRMC as executive director of Blue Continent.
“I am excited to take on this new role at BCG which allows me to continue working with GRMC’s executive team to accomplish the hospital’s goals to become a center of excellence for Guam,” said Cruz.
Funtanilla has been with GRMC since 2014, beginning as its chief administrative services officer and chief patient services/nursing officer. In 2018, Funtanilla was promoted to Executive Vice President and COO.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead GRMC and continue our mission to be the healthcare leader in Guam and Micronesia. In my seven years with GRMC, I have proudly supported our hospital in becoming the island’s first choice for excellent healthcare. I look forward to expanding our mission with the support of our parent NPO, BCG," Funtanilla said.
In this position, Dr. Cruz will support and guide the non-profit organization (NPO) to accomplish its mission to create centers of excellence at GRMC and expand its healthcare footprint within Guam and Micronesia.
“As BCG Executive Director, I will support GRMC’s strategic expansion, including increasing its inpatient bed capacity and expanding its healthcare infrastructure to better serve the key strategic island nations of the Blue Continent.”
Cruz assumed the post as GRMC's president after Margaret Bengzon stepped down in December 2018.