Retired CEO of Memorial Healthcare faces sexual harassment allegations

Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System's former attorney recently added allegations of sexual harassment to a wrongful termination lawsuit filed earlier this year, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Kimarie Stratos, the former general counsel for South Broward Hospital District, which does business as Memorial Healthcare, filed a lawsuit against the hospital district and board, alleging she was fired in September 2018 for refusing to overlook violations of the state's Sunshine Law, according to the report. The Sunshine Law ensures the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in Florida. Now Ms. Stratos has updated the lawsuit, adding allegations that former CEO Frank Sacco routinely engaged in misconduct for about five years, including an instance when he tried to kiss Ms. Stratos against her will.

Mr. Sacco retired in 2016 after more than 40 years with the health system. In a statement to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mr. Sacco said, "The allegations against me have no basis in fact; I will deal with this matter through the judicial system and have every confidence that the truth will prevail."

The health system declined to comment on the allegations.

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