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Attack Against Broward Health: Article Branding Public Hospital System Incompetent Hits Home

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BROWARD HEALTH

Many of you may be aware, South Florida Reporter, has carried numerous stories about the trials and tribulations at BrowardHealth. [Broward Health Archives]

The latest post is written by Buddy Nevins in his BrowardBeat.com blog.  Nevins does an excellent job of analyzing a post by BrowardHealth watchdog Dan Lewis.  

Following is an excerpt from BrowardBeat.com:

The situation at the public health system Broward Health is going from bad to worse.

This according to a savage article listing point-by-point Broward Health governance problems delivered to 60,000 residents of Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale who receive the City News newsletters.

Written Broward Health watchdog Dan Lewis, the piece was also republished on Lewis’ blog.

In the article Lewis:

  • Accuses Gov. Rick Scott of aggravating the situation by failing to appoint members to the governing Board of Commissioners. By law, the Board should have seven gubernatorial appointees. There have been only four for months. Lewis detailed the problem with too few members.  “Remarkably, the board’s legal counsel (Lynn Barrett) advised that on a particular agenda item where one board member recused themselves due to a   conflict (an all too common occurrence), only 2 out of the remaining 3 votes would be required to approve the item

Disclosure: Dan Lewis has also been a contributor to South Florida Reporter.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SWFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 21, 2017 

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