Updated. Million Dollar Secret Attorney/Client Meeting Transcripts!

Broward Hospital District Shade Meeting Transcript – August 20, 2015

As the result of my public records request (click to see request), today I received a partial response in the form of the paper court reporter transcripts for a number of shade meetings in re:  Attorney/Client Meeting to discuss matters of litigation pending before the US District Court in which Broward Health is a Defendant in a False Claims Act Case. 

The transcripts were for the meetings held on:

  • June 4th, 2014
  • September 5th, 2014
  • October 22nd, 2014
  • December 15th, 2014
  • August 20th, 2015

Click here to download the first transcript (August 20th, 2015) here (9 megabyte PDF).

Click here to download the December 15th, 2014 transcript here (12 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the October 22nd, 2014 transcript here (7 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the September 5th, 2014 transcript here (8 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the June 4th, 2014 transcript here (16 megabyte PDF)

I have not read the transcripts, nor have I confirmed what transcripts are missing but I wanted to post the first transcript as soon as possible.  All the transcripts that have been produced are now posted.

I am reliably told that the five transcripts represent all the shade meetings in this matter, however, there were apparently many one on one meetings between attorneys & Board members in a concerted effort to keep shade meeting comments to a minimum.  There are no minutes of these meetings and presumably the content of those meetings would be Broward Health attorney/client discussions thus not a subject for a public records request.

After I read & digest the content of the transcripts, I will post both my comments and analysis.

Stay tuned.


2 Replies to “Updated. Million Dollar Secret Attorney/Client Meeting Transcripts!”

  1. I have read every word and I am amazed that no one is going to jail. as far as I can tell, most of the executive team, VP of HR….VP Audit (where was internal audit oversight) now VP of physician services and those involved with MD compensation are still on board. Thorough housecleaning is in order, no?
    The millions of dollars (taxpayer money) spent to defend this suit was very well spent as it could have been much worse.
    you mentioned in your blog, or perhaps in another, that executive staff received bonuses based on the revenue received from these chargeable actions. Shouldn’t they have to give that money back? Seems it was obtained illegally.
    I think the board should be elected like the school board. These appointed individuals do not represent the community very well, they should also have health care experience not just political appointees.
    You are doing a great job exposing the corruption at NBHD. I would guess there is much more going on there. Keep digging.

  2. Where is the salary information of the physicians’ contracts which were supposedly re-negotiated? How does the average consumer who is funding all this with our tax dollars, check that indeed the salaries for each of the subpoenaed physicians are now within reasonable boundaries? How could the same people who were in charge of physicians comp (who broke the law) can still be the same ones in charge of ensuring compliance with revised standards? who will audit them?

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