Florida governor appoints new Broward Health board member: 5 things to know

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has appointed Linda Robison as a commissioner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, according to a Sun-Sentinel report.

Here are five things to know about Ms. Robison.

1. She is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale law firm Shutts & Bowen, and practices corporate and healthcare law.

2. She is also former chairwoman of the Florida Commission on Ethics and a former colleague of Gov. Scott's from his years practicing law in Texas.

3. In her new role, Ms. Robison will be involved in selecting a permanent replacement for the late Broward Health President and CEO Nabil El Sanadi, MD, who committed suicide in January. Pauline Grant is serving as interim president and CEO.

4. Ms. Robison's appointment comes days after David Di Pietro resigned as board chairman of Broward Health after winning a lawsuit against Gov. Scott to regain his position.

5. Ms. Robison will serve a term ending June 27, 2017, to fulfill Mr. Di Pietro's unfinished term, according to the report.

 

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