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Crippled Broward Health Hires Management Consultant

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Struggling with leadership failures while it continues to hemorrhage money, Broward Health has hired a management consultant help fashion the public healthcare system’s future.

Kaufman Hall & Associates, a Skokie, IL healthcare management consultant, has been instructed to “assess the hospital system’s financial health and provide guidance to best position Broward Health…”

The news release did not disclose what Kaufman Hall & Associates was being paid.

The system clearly needs help with running the four public hospitals and numerous clinics north of Griffin Road.

In December, the Board of Commissioners fired CEO Pauline Grant after alleging she was involved in an illegal kickback scheme.

The system’s problems became public when Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, the former Broward Health CEO, committed suicide on Jan. 23 last year.  With his death, a slew of seamy inside deals surfaced, like a multi-million dollar no-bid advertising contract.

The group of gubernatorial appointees on the Broward Health Board of Commissioners have been unable to cope with the turmoil that followed El Sanadi’s death.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 9, 2017

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Buddy Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years. His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel. Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com. The opinions expressed by Buddy Nevins are strictly his own and not those of the SouthFloridaReporter.