Broward Health gives Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) to Executives

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The PTO payouts were more than five million dollars ($5,000,000) Last March, Broward Health’s CEO Beverly Capasso and her executive team unilaterally decided to pay off all accrued employee time for tier 1 and tier 2 employees (about 300 managers), eliminate PTO accruals, and institute a policy of unlimited paid time off (as approved by their managers).  The payouts were …

Broward Health Marathon 12 Hour Meeting – Many New Revelations.

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July 26, 2018 – At Broward Health-  12 Hours of meeting videos. The twelve hour day of non-stop Broward Health Board meetings began with a 9:00 am Finance Committee meeting and ended after 8:30 pm with the Jun/July 2018 combined “Regular” Board Meeting.  In between, there was an explosive special workshop on CEO Beverly Capasso’s 50% incentive program (for her …

Three Minute Court Status Conference – Broward Health (Video)

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This morning, there was a three-minute status hearing in front of the Honorable Judge Zeller on the trial of the indicted Beverly Capasso – CEO, Lynn Barrett – Corporate Counsel, Commissioner Christopher Ure, and ex-commissioners Rocky Rodriguez and Linda Robison on alleged violations of Florida’s Sunshine Laws. (See numerous past articles for more details) The hearing was continued until September because …

INDICTMENTS AND BREACHES OF ETHICS ARE ENDEMIC AT BROWARD HEALTH

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In the sometimes bizarro world of Broward Health, breaches of ethics and a Civil War is brewing just below the surface.  One side is Lynn Barrett, Broward Health’s Corporate Counsel. Remarkably it appears the other side is CEO, Bev Capasso, recently emboldened by her loosely negotiated employment contract.  Broward Health’s Board of Commissioners seems to split among the two camps.  Then …

May 2018 Broward Health Marathon Board Meetings

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5/30/18 Broward Health Marathon Board Meetings A lot is going on at Broward Health.  Some of it is good.  Some of it, not so much.  Probably the biggest news for a public oversight perspective is the Governor’s latest appointment of Ray Berry.  While the Governor still needs to appoint two more commissioners to the Board, based on the performance of …

Broward Health March 2018 Board Meetings

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Before I begin my comments about last week’s Broward Health’s meetings, I want to explain how I excerpt the  Meeting Agenda Packets.  While I am recording the meeting, I make every attempt to get copies of any and all the documents the Board or Committee is reviewing and on which they base their decisions.  I then scan all these documents …

Broward Health Saw Massive Changes in 2016-2017: HHS Report

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I attended several committee meetings and the Broward Health Board meeting on November 29th.  At that meeting, the Board approved and certified with their signature a massive 836-page annual report required by the 70 million dollar settlement with the federal government.  Tthe scope of this Second Annual Report is the period from August 31, 2016, through August 30, 2017. I …

FORT LAUDERDALE’S 2018 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY – VOTE JANUARY 16TH!

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My Picks Originally Published in the January  2018 editions of Harbor News, The Landings News, Seven Isles News, Idlewyld Times, The Victoria Park News, Coral Ridge monthly, and Las Olas Community News. Some irreverently call it “the silly season,” others dismiss local political campaigns as an inconvenient distraction. Both views fail to recognize that local elections, and the people we chose to govern our …

Broward Health Indictments – Booyah!

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Originally posted on my Broward Health Blog on December 18th, 2017. On December 12th, the Broward County Grand Jury indicted Broward Health Board Chairman Rocky Rodriguez, Commissioner Christopher Ure, former Commissioner Linda Robison, General Counsel Lynn Barrett and Broward Health Interim CEO/President and former Commissioner Beverly Capasso for violating Florida’s Sunshine Laws as well as conspiracy to violate Florida’s Sunshine Laws. …