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Commisioner Ure – Bully Busted! – Broward Health Blog **

Commisioner Ure – Bully Busted! – Broward Health Blog **

Commissioner Chris Ure apparently used his position as a Broward Health Commissioner to threaten his mistress. Please note that this post will not have my usual selection of cartoons or sarcastic images because there is nothing funny about this story.  It is sad, disappointing and embarrassing at almost every level.  The right response to this story is the urge to shower. Source: Commisioner Ure – Bully Busted! – Broward Health Blog **

Barrett Continues to Purge Top Broward Health Employees

Barrett Continues to Purge Top Broward Health Employees

The week began with a public records lawsuit against Broward Health, then came news that the vacationing Senior Vice president Broward Health personal director Dionne Wong had resigned, then CEO of Broward Health’s flagship hospital – Broward Medical, Mark Sprada was forced out.  Although I do not, as yet have copies of their severance agreements – I suspect that they were consistent with the gag order agreement of ousted Doris Peek from a couple of weeks ago.  I have made…

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Broward Health – lipstick on a pig

Broward Health – lipstick on a pig

It’s Black and White On the one hand, Broward Health interim CEO Paulene Grant, was accused by a physician of indirectly benefiting from an alleged kickback scheme involving two physicians who are still working at Broward Health.  Allegedly, the accusing physician had been denied hospital rotation privileges due to peer review action (bad physician). Notably, apparently Lynn Barrett, Broward Health Corporate Council hired outside council as an interim compliance officer who made a determination that Pauline Grant did not, in…

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I’m Back

I’m Back

I attended the June 28th 2017 -Broward Health Board meeting.  Last year we said ‘things can’t go on like this’ at Broward Health, and they didn’t, they got worse. After taking a months-long break from writing this blog, hoping in vain for things to naturally get better, Although I missed several recent Board meetings, I have not been entirely absent thanks to the many people (both employees and other attendees) who regularly provide me with the meeting materials and their contemporaneous observations….

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Be afraid, be very afraid!

Be afraid, be very afraid!

A Recent Broward Health Board Meeting As seen in the City News, a group of 10 neighborhood newsletters that go to about 60,000 affluent homeowners in, and around, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park each month. Author Dan Lewis’ articles are regularly published in the City News publications. Contact them at citynews@bellsouth.net or call (954) 564-1308. The Broward Health chairperson begins the board meeting in broken English with a call to order, followed by an unintelligible instruction to call…

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Omitted documents show critical assessment of Broward Health official

Omitted documents show critical assessment of Broward Health official

TALLAHASSEE–Top employees at Broward Health shielded information critical of Chief Compliance Officer Donna Lewis and compliance department from the panel of commissioners charged with overseeing the south Florida health care delivery system. Source: Omitted documents show critical assessment of Broward Health official

Report: Broward Health independent reviewer to get its own review

Report: Broward Health independent reviewer to get its own review

TALLAHASSEE-The North Broward Hospital District is hiring an ‘independent entity’ to investigate allegations that a review organization it hired in the wake of a $70 million health care fraud settlement agreement overstepped its authority and no longer is acting independently. Source: Report: Broward Health independent reviewer to get its own review

Federal, state officials conduct site visits at Broward Health

Federal, state officials conduct site visits at Broward Health

TALLAHASSEE-Federal and state government officials and attorneys who are part of an independent review organization are are at the North Broward Hospital District’s corporate offices today reviewing contracts and interviewing staff at the beleaguered health system that last year inked a $70 million agreement to settle allegations of health care fraud. Source: Federal, state officials conduct site visits at Broward Health