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GRMC names interim CEO

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Guam Regional Medical City today announced the selection of Dr. Alexander “Beau” Wielaard as the hospital's interim chief executive officer.

Prior to his appointment by GRMC’s board of directors, Wielaard served as the hospital's senior vice president, chief medical officer and emergency medicine physician.

Wielaard is taking the helm of GRMC following the resignation of

Alan Funtanilla last month. Hospital insiders said Funtanilla did not "retire" as announced by GRMC. He stepped down as the CEO due to policy differences with the board, sources said.

The new leadership announcement came as GRMC's Philippine-based parent company, The Medical City, announced its acquisition by CVC Capital Partners Asia V. The Luxembourg-based investment firm put in a $4.5 billion investment fund and will own at least a 61.71% equity stake in the hospital.

On Guam, Charlotte D. Huntsman, GRMC senior vice president and chief human resources officer said Wielaard will continue to serve as the chief medical officer.

"Along with the rest of the Executive Leadership Team, Dr. Beau will ensure that GRMC continues to move in this positive trajectory and align with our vision to be ‘the premier healthcare system in Guam and in the Micronesia Region’ and our mission of ‘treating and caring for all our patients and their families as we would a beloved family member," Huntsman said.

Wielaard relocated with his family to Guam in 2016, working at both GMH and GRMC in the Emergency Department.

He joined GRMC on a full-time basis in 2018 and was a core developer of GRMC’s institutional response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He served as the chair of GRMC’s Department of Emergency Medicine from 2019 until his promotion to Chief Medical Officer in 2020.

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