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Community upset after signs taken down, company explains

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

He's a revered man in the community, but many are confused after a local health care center removed his name from their building.

Dr. David Gamez was the founder of Health Delivery, but stepped down as CEO. The name of the company he founded was changed, but the company said it would keep his name on the building.

Now his name is gone, much to the dismay of people in the community.

"As for the David R. Gamez part, we have no intention of taking that name off the building at all," Jeff Reinarz, spokesperson for Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, said in April.

Fast forward to November, the Gamez sign is missing from the building.

"Well, actually we're going through a name change right now. We kind of went through it already. So we removed all three signs from this building because we're having new ones made," Reinarz said.

Reinarz sent TV5 a depiction of what the new signs will look like. They will have the new name along with Gamez's name.

"We were hoping to take the signs down the same day you're putting up. But we had a new roof put on and we had to take the signs down earlier. And now the new signs had to be built so now they're finally done. So now they will go up," Reinarz said.

Even though the Gamez sign will make a return, the letters that make up Health Delivery will not.

"Health Delivery is one of the tops in the country. They're not losing patients. We've been blessed by doing that. Why change," Gamez said.

Gamez is the founder of what was Health Delivery. He had served as their CEO. He said he would rather see a sign for Health Delivery instead of his name.

"It's a new administration and I just want to move on," Gamez said.

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