Broward Health names interim CEO: 10 things to know

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has named Pauline Grant interim president and CEO, as the system navigates various changes and works to restore public trust.

Here are 10 things to know about Ms. Grant.

1. She will replace Kevin Fusco, who was appointed acting president and CEO to step in for the late Nabil El Sanadi, MD.

2. She is Broward Health's first female president and CEO.

3. She has worked in healthcare for more than three decades.

4. Since 2003, Ms. Grant has served as CEO of Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly North Broward Medical Center.

5. She has served in various positions at Broward Health, including director of primary care services and vice president of ambulatory services.

6. Ms. Grant has also held positions in healthcare with the Broward County government, The Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Jamaican government.

7. In a statement, North Broward Hospital District Chairman David DiPietro called Ms. Grant "a strong and steady leader."

"She has the trust of her team, colleagues and board of commissioners. She is the right person to manage our system at a difficult time," he said.

8. Ms. Grant earned a master's of business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, as well as a master's degree from the University of the West Indies. 

9. Ms. Grant's appointment comes at a tumultuous time for Broward Health. The system was thrown into the spotlight in January when Dr. El Sanadi was found dead in his condominium from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Subsequently, a private investigator came forward, claiming Dr. El Sanadi had hired him last spring for an investigation into Broward that led to FBI involvement. Earlier this month, Broward's former compliance director said he was fired for bringing attention to illegal activities at the health system. And most recently, a multimillion-dollar advertising contract was swept into the center of an investigation Broward Health.

10. With the appointment of Ms. Grant, Broward is eager to turn over a new leaf.

"Every day thousands of Broward Health team members impact the lives of thousands of patients. Our doctors and nurses are an incredible collection of professionals who are leaders in our community and their fields. It is now time to put the focus back on them," Mr. DiPietro said in a statement.

"Our board will continue to operate in a transparent fashion and will work with the new CEO to ensure that our system remains committed to our mission of providing high quality patient care."


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