Broward Health’s legal troubles will nearly double the cost of its annual audit, as its outside accounting firm puts extra scrutiny on the public hospital system’s finances and management practices.
TALLAHASSEE–Top employees at Broward Health shielded information critical of Chief Compliance Officer Donna Lewis and compliance department from the panel of commissioners charged with overseeing the south Florida health care delivery system.
TALLAHASSEE-The North Broward Hospital District is hiring an ‘independent entity’ to investigate allegations that a review organization it hired in the wake of a $70 million health care fraud settlement agreement overstepped its authority and no longer is acting independently.
TALLAHASSEE-Federal and state government officials and attorneys who are part of an independent review organization are are at the North Broward Hospital District’s corporate offices today reviewing contracts and interviewing staff at the beleaguered health system that last year inked a $70 million agreement to settle allegations of health care fraud.
TALLAHASSEE – There are more signs that the turmoil that continues to engulf Broward Health, also known as the North Broward Hospital District, is growing larger.
Another corruption allegation struck the Broward Health hospital system Wednesday when a longtime compliance manager accused members of the organization’s board and some of its leadership of attempting to retaliate against those who report wrongdoing.
‘The individual misconduct would seemingly defy logic’
By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins, FloridaBulldog.org – Broward Health fails to enforce its own its own rules; lobbyists operate freely behind the scenes.
A former Broward Health purchasing director accepts a free flight in a Lear jet from a major vendor at the agency and requests that another potential vendor hire him as a consultant in order to get the work.
By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins, FloridaBulldog.org – Broward Health looks to pay headhunting firm $300,000 to find a $950,000
By Buddy Nevins and Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org Broward Health seeks bids for new ad contract as huge no-bid deal with Zimmerman Advertising dies
Three days after he defeated Gov. Rick Scott in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom, David Di Pietro resigned board chairman of the North Broward Hospital District.
David Di Pietro resigned Thursday as chairman of Broward Health, just days after prevailing in court over Gov. Rick Scott ‘s attempt to suspend him from office.
By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins – Republican-led Broward Health paid $3 million in legal fees to law firms tied to Gov. Rick Scott
A hearing on David Di Pietro’s future as chairman of the Broward Health board ended Friday without a decision, after a judge in Fort Lauderdale heard two hours of arguments about his suspension by Gov. Rick Scott .
A power struggle is going on at taxpayer-financed Broward Health with the suspended chairman claiming in court Friday that Gov. Rick Scott illegally removed him from office during a state investigation of the agency that runs five area hospitals, including flagship Broward Health Medical Center.
Scandal mushrooming with IG probe after CEO’s suicide
Gov. Rick Scott accused the board of Broward Health of impeding a state investigation into the troubled public hospital system, as he defended his decision to suspend two members of the system’s governing board.