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Month: March 2015

Broward Health March Board meeting, was I at the right meeting?

Broward Health March Board meeting, was I at the right meeting?

As is my practice, I attended the Broward Health Board meeting yesterday, and, except for a predictable push back and sad ad hominem attack on this successful blog through a weak attempt at character assassination, apparently orchestrated by Chairman David Di Pietro through John Degroot,  the meeting was remarkably professional and well run. Absent from the meeting were the smug insider winks and nods of obscured agendas so characteristic of recent meetings, and discussions from the Board and CEO Nabil…

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It’s none of your business! Really?

It’s none of your business! Really?

Some Broward Health board members, and senior staff (in particular, clueless CEO – Dr. Nabil El Sanadi) ostensibly wants the public to think that what they do is none of anyone’s business and view the sunshine laws and transparency mandated by statute as simply an aggravation they must grudgingly and not happily endure. When these few seemingly bad actors hang out their shingle announcing “Open for Business”, they aparently think it’s their business – not the public’s business. Here is why…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Why this Blog exists.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Why this Blog exists.

I have received many anonymous tips during the first few days of going live and with some of these tips came questions as to my motives behind this blog.  It’s a fair question. My simple goal is to make Broward Health, the system I have paid taxes to for over 20 years, and the likely place I will spend time in my advancing years – the finest public hospital system in the country.  Easier said than done.  There’s a lot…

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BrwdHealth Blog hits 125,000 page views in record 13 days!

BrwdHealth Blog hits 125,000 page views in record 13 days!

According to Google Analytic’s, this BrwdHealth Blog has had over 128,114 page views, from 63,000 sessions, and 58,396 users within the first 13 days of being live. (Notice the big spike down – the server was updated to better handle the web traffic and was temporarily down for maintenance.) Coming soon (the titles may and probably will change..): Strategic Planning, or How Broward Health Secretly Steers Public Money To Their Political Friends? Dr. El Sanadi and the Di Pietro Connection. …

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Embattled Broward Health paid law firm $10.2 million; Tab included a lawyer’s M&Ms

Embattled Broward Health paid law firm $10.2 million; Tab included a lawyer’s M&Ms

Florida Bulldog has a great article published today; Embattled Broward Health paid law firm $10.2 million; Tab included a lawyer’s M&Ms  (click for the full story!!) written by Dan Christensen.  It’s a must read! Here’s the first paragraph… “Taxpayer-supported Broward Health has paid $10.2 million so far for legal advice about how to deal with an ongoing federal investigation into allegations that it colluded with doctors to submit tens of millions of dollars in bogus claims to Medicare and Medicaid.”

Shhhh… It’s a secret.

Shhhh… It’s a secret.

Since starting this site a few days ago, I have received many “tips” from “angry” people working at Broward Health about the recent “secret” doings at Broward Health.  Most of these tips are anonymous, but when I get the same tip from more than three people, I begin to wonder.  I hope to have the time to delve into some of these at greater depth, but in the meantime, here are some recent tidbits: El Sanadi, who became Florida’s Broward…

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Broward Health Board Meeting – Part II Clueless!

Broward Health Board Meeting – Part II Clueless!

(Part I – Board of Commissioners Rubber Stamp Shady Deals) At the last Broward Health Board meeting (2/25/2015) in Florida a public speaker raised “process” concerns about a proposed million dollar sole-source lease for an orthopedic robotic surgery device for Broward Health North, the system’s Pompano Hospital.  The speaker represented a competing company and asserted that the robotic device should not be a sole source and called into question the apparent one-sided process that precipitated the agenda item. To understand…

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