Broward Health Interim CEO Kevin Fusco to retire: 8 things to know

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health Interim President and CEO Kevin Fusco is retiring, once again leaving the troubled health system without a leader, according to a Sun-Sentinel report.

Here are eight things to know:

1. Mr. Fusco plans to depart on May 26.

2. He was named to the role for the second time in December 2016, following former Interim CEO Pauline Grant's dismissal.

3. The board removed Ms. Grant after an independent counsel review showed potential violations of the anti-kickback statute.

4. Mr. Fusco had initially been named interim president and CEO of the public health system in January 2016, shortly after then-CEO Nabil El Sanadi, MD, was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

5. However, Mr. Fusco was demoted in March 2016, on the heels of complaints of administrative chaos that could threaten patient care and a lack of long-term physician contracts. He returned to his role as COO of the system.

6. In October 2016, Broward Health interviewed three finalists for the permanent CEO role. But it suspended its search indefinitely later in the same month after a report, prepared by the law firm Baker Donelson, revealed numerous issues at Broward Health.

7. The health system has also been embroiled in legal complications with the government as well as the Florida Attorney General's Office.

8. Earlier this year, the health system hired Kaufman Hall & Associates, a provider of strategic, capital, financial and transaction advisory services and software tools. The firm will assess Broward's finances and provide strategic guidance.

Mr. Fusco will help the board identify a replacement, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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