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

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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, …

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

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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 …

Broward Health Board Meeting – Part II Clueless!

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(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 …

Board of Commissioners Rubber Stamp Shady Deals at Meeting – Very Tacky.

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Dateline:              February 25th, 2015 4:00pm Broward Health North Conference Center In Pompano Beach Florida, a windowless conference room decorated with chandeliers made out of tinsel, about 85 highly paid staffers, a few vendor representatives and as many as 3 people purportedly representing the public assembled for February’s public meeting of the Florida’s Broward Health Board of Commissioners.  On the dais …

Broward Health – Deja Vu, all over again!

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Historically, Florida’s Broward Health was used a cash register for the politically connected where everything from lucrative land deals, insider supply & service procurement’s, to outrageous physician contracts given to cliques of gate-keeping physicians were the rule and not the exception for our public hospital.   Typified by a revolving door of politically appointed CEO’s more interested in their next position …

Innovative CEO NASK Forced Out, Politics Wins – We Loose!

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In September 2014, I began my Florida Broward Health series with my “Path to Professional Competent Leadership” article.  My “It’s Our Hospital” article followed in October as the second of a planned three article series.  My final series planned for December promised to discuss why Florida’s Broward Health protects physician’s income at the expense of providing health care – but …

Broward Health – It’s Our Hospital

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Florida’s Broward Health is about the numbers:  4 Hospitals, 2 trauma centers; over 30 health care and support facilities; 7,000-8,000 employees including close to 1,200 new hires annually; 1,930 physicians in more than 104 medical specialties; and a billion dollar budget (4 billion gross charges).  This article will focus on the Broward Health physicians. I thought Florida’s Broward Health’s well-earned reputation …

Broward Health Sets New Path to Professional And Competent Leadership

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This the first of three feature articles about Florida’s Broward Health, our safety-net hospital, the role it plays in our community from its leadership, its bumpy history, its 8,000 employees, its 4 billion dollar budget, its health care decisions, its physicians and of course the taxes we pay to it and what we get in return. It is a story …