Hospital staff protest, ask for CEO to step down

By Donovan Quintero, Native Times

Doctors like Director of Community Medicine at RMCH Caleb Lauber, a Diné physician who’s been practicing for 27 years, said he was concerned while he joined the protest.

Dr. Sandra Robinson at RMCH protests on Friday in Gallup. Robinson said the hospital CEO needs to resign.

“Díídí hastįįnígíí, doo yá’áshxǫ́ǫ́ dah,” Lauber said of Canejo on Friday, explaining his concerns in Navajo. “Doo shił yá’át’ééh dah.”

Lauber, who is Honagháahnii, born for Táchii’nii, from Houck, Arizona, said the communities the hospital serves were the ultimate victims because of audit and mismanagement discrepancies.

“I don’t want it to affect our Native peoples. I want to give excellent care and we can,” he said.

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