Emabattled Beverely Capasso, who is facing criminal charges of Government-in-the-Sunshine Law violations, resigned as CEO and president of Broward Health on Wednesday.
A news release at noon gave no reason for her resignation.
Capasso’s departure is just the latest turmoil to rock the system, which operates public health facilities and hospitals north of Griffin Road. Critics alleged Broward Health is rife with political corruption, controlled by a small cadre of lobbyists and insiders who are close to Gov. Rick Scott, who appointed the governing board of the public system.
The release stated that an immediate search would begin for her replacement. Late Wednesday, the Sun-Sentinel’s Tony Mann hinted in a tweet that stating the search would begin for her replacement before the governing board held a meeting could signal the Sunshine Law was being broken:
“How is it that Broward Health announces CEO resignation and at the same time says nationwide search immediately begins for replacement? It’s a public agency w/board members appointed by
@FLGovScott. Some board members under indictment for alleged open meetings law violations.”
Regardless, any search for a CEO may take time based on Broward Health’s recent history.