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 …