Dear Editor:

After sitting on the sidelines and watching the GRMC controversy unfold, the air is beginning to clear. The contract problems with the Cancer Center took the spotlight and pretty much overshadowed the selection of a new CEO. Then the selection of Taffy Arias was announced without much fanfare. Not much to get excited about. Probably just another poor soul to sit in the executive office and watch the hospital continue it's spiral into oblivion.

But what is happening? All of a sudden the new CEO is on a fast track tombring GRMC back as a viable entity. Yes, it is too early for jubilation, but the selection of the CEO is certainly looking like a winner.

So at this point, I congratulate the selection committee on "biting the bullet" and bringing in an independent person who obviously has freedom to act without interference. The fact that knives are already flashing and aimed at her back (for quite obvious reasons), reinforces my feeling of optimism about our new CEO and optimistic that not only patients, but dedicated staff will benefit from her leadership.

God Bless you Taffy Arias, and may you, in fact, be what we have prayed for.

Walter Leveen
Silver City

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