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Stinging Criticism Of Broward Health Should Get Governor Rick Scott’s Attention

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When the commissioner arguably closest to the governor resigns from the Broward Health governing board, change at the public hospital system can’t be far off.

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Sheela VanHoose

Sheela VanHoose’s biting resignation letter on December 23 was a bombshell.

Since the resignation took place over the Holidays, the potential impact was largely ignored locally.

But Tallahassee has not ignored VanHoose’s highly critical two-page letter to Gov. Rick Scott, according to several Browardbeat.com sources.  

VanHoose wrote that Broward Health was being ruined by those with “self-serving and political agendas coated with infighting and grandstanding.”

She blasted the other commissioners as “an overtly political board.”

She noted accurately that Broward Health’s crippled governance did not start with Scott. As a reporter who covered the hospital system in the 1990s, I can confirm the problems date from the era when Democrats controlled the system.

Van Hoose pleaded with Scott that, “Our community deserves better…Save Broward Health.”


By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 13, 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.