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Broward Health Medical Center building
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A Broward County hospital system has filed a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that the state improperly recouped Medicaid money that had gone to hospitals for providing emergency care to undocumented immigrants.

The North Broward Hospital District filed the lawsuit last week in Leon County circuit court against the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

Broward Health CEO Resigns

Oct 3, 2018
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Beverly Capasso, chief executive officer of Broward Health, abruptly resigned Wednesday, with the public hospital system giving no reason for her departure.

The resignation of Capasso, who had been named permanent CEO in February, throws further turmoil into a system that has been hobbled by indictments, investigations and infighting among board and staff.

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The Broward Health System is almost ready to open it's new building in Coral Springs. 

A new tower with over 112,000 square-feet focusing mainly on the health of new moms and babies has been added onto the existing Coral Springs Medical Center. 

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Leaders of Broward Health’s public hospital system met for a board meeting Wednesday to finalize their nine-month-long search for a new CEO, despite several of them facing criminal charges. 

The board voted 4-1 to offer the interim CEO, Beverly Capasso, a contract to be the president and CEO, at least until a federal oversight agreement ends,  which will be sometime in 2020. 

 

Capasso accepted at the meeting and will continue to oversee five public hospitals that serve the northern two-thirds of Broward County. 

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Broward Health operates five public hospitals that serve the majority of people living in central and northern Broward County. This week, five of the agency’s board members were indicted on charges of violating Florida’s open government law, also known as the Sunshine Law. 

The charges could affect the health system’s national search for a new CEO.

 

When the grand jury indictments came down, the board was in the middle of a national search for a new CEO of the health system. 

Broward Health Medical Center building
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Top officials on the Broward Health System’s board have been indicted on counts of violating Florida’s open government law. 

 

Florida’s Sunshine Law, a series of laws put in place to guarantee the public's access to governmental records,  includes an open meetings rule: Public boards have to conduct their business in public and notify people before they do. 

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The Florida Roundup looks at Carnival’s Cuba controversy, management trouble at Broward Health, and modified mosquitoes in the Keys.

Cruise giant Carnival faces a lawsuit and protests over its plans to sail from Miami to Cuba starting May 1st - and its willingness to follow Cuban law by not allowing Cuban-born Americans to cruise.