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Republican-led Broward Health paid $3 million in legal fees to firms tied to Gov. Rick Scott

By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins, FloridaBulldog.org 

The Foley & Lardner law firm recently removed from its Facebook page this photo of Gov. Scott paying a visit to its Jacksonville office on Aug. 24. Pictured with the governor, left to right, are Scott's former environmental secretary Herschel Vinyard, office managing partner Kevin Hyde and Karen Bowling, Scott's ex-partner in the Solantic urgent-care clinic chain
The Foley & Lardner law firm recently removed from its Facebook page this photo of Gov. Scott paying a visit to its Jacksonville office on Aug. 24. Pictured with the governor, left to right, are Scott’s former environmental secretary Herschel Vinyard, office managing partner Kevin Hyde and Karen Bowling, Scott’s ex-partner in the Solantic urgent-care clinic chain

Republican-controlled Broward Health paid two law firms with strong ties to Republican Gov. Rick Scott more than $3 million in legal fees in the last 12 months.

The law firms are Foley & Lardner, which billed $1.72 million, and Greenberg Traurig, whose invoices totaled $1.65 million, according to data compiled by Broward Health.

Foley & Lardner’s Republican-heavy roster includes Herschel Vinyard, the governor’s former environmental protection secretary; Christopher Kise, general counsel to Scott’s transition team who was later appointed by Scott to the board of Enterprise Florida, and Karen Bowling, Scott’s partner in the multi-million dollar Solantic urgent-care clinic chain.

Foley & Lardner has been generous to the Republican Party of Florida, giving it more than $195,000 during the last two gubernatorial campaigns won by Scott.

Greenberg Traurig was similarly helpful to the state GOP. Since 2010, it donated more than $192,000 to the Republican Party of Florida.

Greenberg Traurig’s principal connections to Gov. Scott are Fred Karlinsky and Hayden Dempsey.

Karlinsky is a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, insurance lobbyist and Republican finance official who co-chairs Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s bid to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Dempsey is a former special counsel to both Gov. Scott and his campaign. Dempsey leads Greenberg’s Florida government practice.

Greenberg Traurig lawyer/lobbyist Fred Karlinsky
Greenberg Traurig lawyer/lobbyist Fred Karlinsky

Karlinsky is responsible for all three contracts Greenberg Traurig obtained from Broward Health last year – one for legal services and two more to supply federal and state lobbying.

The district’s legal costs, with hourly rates as high as $695, were the focus of criticism at a meeting of Broward Health’s board in late February when it was disclosed that the work of the two law firms was in addition to Broward Health’s in-house staff of six lawyers.

“The chair [David Di Pietro] expressed concern that the legal bills are completely out of control,” say minutes of the meeting. “He feels this is runaway lawyering with no governance from the board.”

Less than a month later, Gov. Scott suspended Di Pietro and board colleague Darryl Wright for alleged malfeasance after his chief inspector general, Melinda Miguel, expressed concern that Broward Health board members might be interfering with her ongoing review of contracts and other matters at the district.

Di Pietro is suing to be reinstated, contending the governor overstepped his authority. A hearing was held Friday; a ruling is expected this week.

El Sanadi signed contracts

The contracts of both Foley & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig were signed last year by then-Broward Health Chief Executive Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, who killed himself in January. El Sanadi was a long-time contributor to the Republican Party of Florida who gave the party more than $90,000 during Scott’s two gubernatorial campaigns, state records show.

Broward Health’s governing board, whose members were appointed by Gov. Scott, hired El Sanadi as CEO in December 2014.

Within months, El Sanadi hired Foley & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig. District sources say El Sanadi acted at the direction of Fort Lauderdale lobbyist and Scott confidant William “Billy” Rubin.

Lobbyist William "Billy" Rubin
Lobbyist William “Billy” Rubin

Rubin did not respond to requests for comment. His company, The Rubin Group, posts on its website a client list that includes a trio of companies that do business with Broward Health, including 21st Century Oncology.

In February, FloridaBulldog.org reported that Gov. Scott owned an indirect financial interest in Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology in 2012 when it was awarded an extraordinary no-bid, 25-year contract to supply radiation oncology services to Broward Health. The governor’s ownership interest was through his $210,000 investment in Vestar Capital Partners, the private equity firm that owns 21st Century.

State records show 21st Century later contributed nearly $400,000 to Scott’s re-election campaign and another $275,000 to the Republican Party of Florida.

Invoices sent to Broward Health by Foley & Lardner and Greenberg Traurig were reviewed and approved by El Sanadi and Broward Health General Counsel Lynn Barrett, whose duties include employing and directing outside counsel.

In her contract with the hospital district, Barrett agreed not to “engage nor retain her prior employers to provide any legal representation on behalf of the district and not to refer any district legal services to her prior employers.”

Barrett listed three of her recent prior employers in the contract, including the Jones Walker law firm.

Legal work referred to general counsel’s ex-boss

As general counsel, Barrett has referred no legal work to Jones Walker. She has, however, referred hundreds of thousands of dollars of work to her former boss at Jones Walker, Myla Reizen.

Reizen led Jones Walker’s healthcare practice when Barrett joined that firm in January 2010. Reizen was quoted in a press release then as calling Barrett an “outstanding addition…to our healthcare practice.”

Broward Health General Counsel Lynn Barrett, left, and Foley & Lardner partner Myla Reizen
Broward Health General Counsel Lynn Barrett, left, and Foley & Lardner partner Myla Reizen

Reizen jumped to Foley & Lardner in December 2013.

In March 2015, El Sanadi hired Foley & Lardner to represent Broward Health with regulatory and compliance issues “as requested” at rates as high as $695 an hour. The contract gave Reizen “primary responsibility” for that representation.

About the same time, El Sanadi was looking to hire an in-house lawyer to replace Broward Health’s then-outside General Counsel Sam Goren. Sources said Reizen recommended Barrett for the job. Barrett, following approval by the board, took over in July 2015.

Between June 2015 and January 2016, Foley & Lardner billed $1.51 million, records show.

Barrett did not respond to a detailed request for comment.

Reizen also did not respond to a request to discuss Foley & Lardner’s connections to Gov. Scott and how Broward Health came to hire her and her firm.

Karlinsky, of Greenberg Traurig, referred a similar request for comment to a law firm spokeswoman, who released this statement: “We believe we provide high quality and responsive legal services nationally and internationally; we believe that is why we have been retained here, as well as by many other clients in the healthcare field throughout the U.S. and internationally.”

Ties run deep

Karlinsky’s ties to the governor run deep. In addition to serving as statewide finance co-chair for Scott’s re-election campaign last year, he accompanied the governor on two foreign trade missions – to London in 2012 and Israel in 2011. Also on the governor’s Israel trade mission: Billy Rubin.

The two Broward Health lobbying contracts Karlinsky secured for Greenberg are for terms of 19 months. The total value of the federal contract is $150,000. The state lobbying contract is worth another $50,000.

Information compiled by Broward Health staff and disclosed at a February board meeting says that Greenberg Traurig was tasked with reviewing approximately 1,700 contracts. The firm also assisted in drafting and negotiating contracts for doctors, including Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah, who recently switched his hospital affiliation from Holy Cross to Broward Health Imperial Point.

Zachariah is an important Republican fundraiser whose son, Zachariah P. “Reggie” Zachariah Jr., is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Fort Lauderdale office. In 2012, Gov. Scott appointed Reggie Zachariah to a four-year term on Broward’s Judicial Nominating Commission that expires in July.

Broward Health’s contract with Greenberg Traurig says that when conflicts of interest arise, the law firm will either obtain a written conflict waiver or, if the conflict can’t be waived, will recommend other counsel. It is not known whether Greenberg Traurig sought such a waiver from Broward Health regarding Zachariah.

Curiously, Foley & Lardner’s contract with Broward Health includes an “advance waiver of conflict” in which the hospital district agreed up front to allow the firm to represent “current or new clients in work directly adverse” to Broward Health. That includes “clients in contract negotiations adverse to the company.”

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34 responses to “Republican-led Broward Health paid $3 million in legal fees to firms tied to Gov. Rick Scott”

  1. The BH/Rick Scott/GOP cesspool just keeps getting bigger and increasingly malodorous. These conflicts of interest could not be severed using a hacksaw. That’s one hell of an ROI being paid by Broward County tax payers, many of whom are honest and dedicated democrats, in return for generous yet far lesser GOP contributions and personal financial enrichment. If legal, it sure as hell is unethical. I’d like to see all of their conflict of interest submissions. Lynn Barrett’s, ZZs, El Sanadis, etc are all fair game upon request under the freedom of information act. I believe any elected officials is. Not sure about these lawyers and lobbyists. Get ready GOP for rising democrat voices and pens at voting time. I’ll be checking off a democrat across the board!

  2. Addendum: If BH had its s*it together just imagine how many bedside nurses, therapists, etc., and what higher quality medical products could have been purchased for safe, quality care. Anyone who thinks the frosting on the cake represents the whole cake best think twice. Robbing thirst millions upon millions of dollars from patient care cookie jar really does adversely impact care. I’ve said it before, and I urge all to seek their care at a hospital that reinvests these hundreds of millions of dollars into patient care, not the GOPs pockets. It does matter. Don’t be fooled by superficial gloss!

  3. And yet I bet Lynn will still pass her 30-day probation….thanks to the other commissioners, namely Sheela, Rocky and Ure, who will pretend she is wonderful, to, of course, please the Gov…

    NOW are people beginning to realize why DDP and Darryl were suspended? Proof that it was just because they were the biggest proponents of hiring an outside DEM law firm to help with the ‘review’.

    It’s all politics and Rick Scott is digging himself a deeper and deeper hole.

  4. Now we’re talking! Although, I fear there are several invoices missing from these totals.

    My question is has anyone audited the invoices, are there calls to China and India on these bills. What exactly are the charges for? Is it paying for any non healthcare function and ia it fair market value?

    If the Government (OIG) went after the Doctors contract for not being FMV why shouldnt they take a good hard look at the exorbitant hourly rates?

    At the end of the day does it not add to the systems bottom line that affects the opperating budget that gets reported to the government???

    We are on the cusp of the truth spilling over the toilet of our infamous governor Rick Scott, keep diging you’ll soon reach the bodies.

    Also if the court rules that the governor was correct in suspending Di Pietro please feel free to look into how the case was assigned and how much money the judge has contributed or take from the GOP.

    Never in the history of the Sunshine state has so much monetary (tax) burden been placed on the little guy only to have it squandered by unethical politicians and cronies.

    When RS ends up on a presidential ticket please vote your conscious because he’ll do the same at the federal level. He is an educated thief and belongs in jail.

    I say lets dethrone the ridiculously self absorbed socio path (govenor).

  5. Biggest joke Avatar

    The biggest joke in the world is Clarence McKee’s contracts. The guy is a do nothing hack. The only reason nobody bats an eye is because the problems run so deep that a board member resigning for a lucrative contract with his entity is small potatos.

  6. ABC, CBS, NBC Nightly News here we come! Our consumer group is compiling all articles and resources and we are hell bent on exposing all of this nationally. Good bye latte, hello huge substantial national news story that will ensure all guilty parties fall by their own dastardly swords!

  7. I work a BH. I work hard in an understaffed unit where we can not even order pens without approval because we supposedly do not have the money. We are flooded with emails from executives that everything is fine. Put you head down and keep working. Then you read this. It’s shameful.

    I worked with Dr. El Sanadi. He was kind, caring and larger than life. I could never figure out why he would kill himself..it made no sense to me.

    It’s starting to make a lot of sense now. He was in over his head with the politics.
    All this money wasted on legal bills and we are suffering to provide essential care.

    I am NOT going to keep my head down and work like this any longer. Time to look elsewhere. I am not a mushroom, I have an advanced nursing degree and I don’t need to work here anymore.

  8. Good for you @ disgusted. No self-respecting individual should work there!

  9. The best thing that could happen now is DiPietro & Wright come back and continue what they started. Getting rid of Lynn and her BFF Reizen. It is disgusting watching Lynn & Reizen together. Reizen is a puppy following Lynn around waiting for a bone. I’ve witnessed this and it is disgusting.

    Ure, VanHoose & Rocky open your eyes she needs to go just like Kevin did. You are all pathetic especially Ure who never makes any sense when he talks.

  10. So the story is this: Rick Scott wants to privatize BH by bankrupting it and forcing its sale at 10 cents on the dollar to one of his cronies, most probably a company he most probably has a blind trust investment in. He is purposefully bankrupting BH by ensuring lucrative contracts are given to his cronies at a time the system has been downgraded by Moodys twice in one month. Examples of those lucrative contracts include a $71M no-bid 5-yr advertising contract for Jordan Zimmerman, a friend of former senator George Lemieux; a 25-year contract for imaging services with Ft Myers based 21st Century Oncology, a company Mr. Scott had no idea he had a $200,000 blind trust investment in though they contributed handsomely to his reelection campaign; retention of two republican law firms, both with deep ties to the governor who contributed approximately $195,000 each to his reelection campaign yet earned $1,500,000 in fees over the past year from the almost bankrupt BH; a new lucrative contract for Zachariah Zachariah, a well known republican fundraiser who has contributed to the governors reelection campaign, who was appointed a chair of the medical board by the governor, and whose son is affiliated with one of the republican law firms mentioned previously above; etc. If the local news media don’t want to expose this for what it is hopefully the national news media will!

  11. Count chocula du chocolate malt Avatar
    Count chocula du chocolate malt

    1.5 million in 6 months! That is obscene. Exactly how much do you have to bill and at what rate to get to that number? I thought 167k was bad, but 1.5 million is literally theft from taxpayers. Also, who in their right mind would “pre clear” conflicts. You are begging for an ethics violation. Plus, they gave her bad advice, they didn’t even get the law right on the sunshine issues!

  12. $695 an hour? That’s about what my buddy’s bachelor party cost. But, people got laid. No lawyer is worth $695 an hour. I don’t give a shit who you are.

    I bet a weeks pay that out of the 10,000 lawyers in Broward County, a few of them would take the gig as BH in-house legal counsel for a couple hundred grand a year, and do a bang-up job. No need for all these outside firms.

    Boy oh boy.. these mofos are just raiding those BH coffers. Law firms tied to the Gov. Ad agencies tied to the Gov. Oncology companies tied to the Gov. Rick Scott put all his pieces in place, and the money sure was flowing. You sumbitches should all be in jail.

    Thank you Dan and Buddy. Now lets see if the FBI can justify their existence.

  13. Last year, 21st Century Oncology had a data breach affecting about 2.2M patients. Intruder accessed database containing name, SSN, physician’s name, diagnosis and treatment info, and insurance info. Notifications began in March.

  14. Raindancer. Thanks for that opening line laugh! Very large packets were mailed to numerous news agencies across America today in an effort to escalate all of this to the national stage, hence increasing exposure and applying increased pressure. Other than channel 10, very little coverage of this has been provided by the other news channels. Obviously, they too are part of the political game. Hopefully soon the silence will be broken and the real story will be told. Run rabbits run!

  15. Disgusted BH is right,I moved on , the conditions I worked under were terrible
    This needs to stop for patients
    Worked short of staff
    Poor morale
    Scared to speak up
    I will not say what I think about the ED Manager , No longer a mushroom and no longer scared of the nursing natzi Time for a complete overhaul there

  16. We, as employees should be thankful that PIECE of SHIT NES is dead. His grave will never be deep enough for all the grief he caused in one year that will linger for years to come. And LB, you bigger pathetic, low life, PIECE of SHIIT!! Your dooms day must come sooner than later!!! You have driven BH into the ground and we are suffering for it!!!!

  17. Fact Checker Avatar

    For years, Broward health paid the Goren firm to handle a the legal matters and act as GC. Now you have Lynn Barrett, hired to replace the Goren firm, and brought an army of idiots. The problem is that she refers everything to Myla and friends at Foley- some attorneys being given the work at $695 aren’t even health care attorneys.

    Pauline and DDP: the next time you get a Foley legal bill, ask why the GC was not competent enough to handle out of the department.

    As for kevin Fusco, of course DDP told him to send the email to the staff. Kevin doesn’t have the intelligence, leadership, or integrity to have taken that initiative. They did him a favor by just sending back to his old job.

  18. Hey Awkward Moment. Too bad the packets went out before the breaking news that Scotts removal of DiPietro was illegal. The gov is behind all of this and twice in one week has made a complete arse of himself, something a sociopath like he has great difficulty coping with. We all need to keep pushing hard so the nut finally cracks!

  19. Reply to ED RN Avatar
    Reply to ED RN

    I don’t believe anyone at Broward Health wants to see nurses work short. Keep in mind there is a nursing shortage and staffing a hospital is not easy.

    I encourage you to call the compliance line and report your concerns if you feel that you cannot speak to your manager or HR.

    You can also meet with the CNO who is obligated to staff the hospital safely or her license is at risk.

  20. I do not work at BH and I beg to differ with you. I work at a competing facility and we are not understaffed, our turnover is very low and we do not have difficulty in recruitment. That being said, when BH nurses come our way and the do quite often, they often say the same thing…They are treated poorly by management, they are understaffed due to finances, their CNO is indifferent or disengaged, they do not feel they can provide quality care. This is not to bash BH, this is to open your eyes to what is before you. These sentiments come from all BH facilities, not isolated to just one.

    While we welcome BH nurses as they are experienced, generally well trained and really want to do a good job I can’t help but wonder why more is not being done to keep them from leaving?

    Whether we work for a profit or not for profit hospital, we are all caregivers. We all want to see the right thing for patients and our staff. I can’t help but feel sorry for those caregivers at BH. They are our sisters and brothers in the trenches and deserve much more.

    Treat your employees right and you will not have staffing issues. Look at why people are leaving and make the hard decisions to fix the problems.

    Good luck BH, we are really rooting for you.

  21. What a thoughtful post from RN Manager. You cannot imagine how truly toxically arrogant the administrative leadership is at BH. The deeply imbedded “devil may care” culture is also a breeding ground for bullies. It is so wrong on so many levels that BH’s truly dedicated clinical staff have to deal with all of this interference while trying to deliver high level patient care…the real betrayal.

  22. This is why I keep urging the well intended and competent clinicians at BH to get out now. Many other local health systems do not have the same staff discord or turnover rates. So go now, before the positions are no longer open at the highly regarded institutions and you have no choice but to remain in a third rate facility with no resources, poor leadership, and a hostile work environment. I’m sure the c-suite will do a great job answering call lights and emptying bedpans in your absence.

  23. Back to RN Manager’s amazement that BH’s leadership is not doing more to retain staff…well you would assume they would care about such things. But that is precisely what is “broke” at BH…they could care less. That mindset has been in place so long now that it permeates throughout the (dis)organization like a cancer. I know it is so hard to imagine something like that being permitted to go on so long but that is what happens when money motivated manipulative personalities are placed in leadership roles who can exact their power over “the little people.”

  24. Makes you want to get in a line just to receive your care there……………………..NOT!

  25. Sheela is the mastermind behind all of this. She is the governors right hand woman and got rid of ddp and Wright. The board IS trying to tank the system (van hoose, Ure and Rocky). Their plot is to IGNORE everything and let us fall. We need to stick together to defeat them.

    Lynn will never leave on her own. She is the most hated person and would sacrifice her kids for this GC role.

    Myla: stay our of broward health! We don’t want you, don’t like you and don’t need you. Stay home and take care of your farm animals. And stop paying the taxpayers. Elsin was right about you both, never trust a woman who doesn’t take a bath or comb their hair!

  26. I also beg to differ with reply ED RN Many of the staff I have employed from BHN talk of Abuse and a hostile work environment
    We have recruited several nurses from BHN, I also have a low vacancy rate low turn over rate and the universal comments from all of the staff recruited is one of low dangerous staffing,high turn over rate horrible CNO, I mean they have nothing good to say about her, feeling their safety is at risk with rude abusive physicians including physicians who have actually had physical fights with police been called, and a non supportive Human Resources. It is a closed staff with little tolerance for new people and new ideas. They feel hurt humiliated and bruised by the ED director cold callous and cruel is how some describe her
    These nurses are now some of my best employees,
    BH has lived on its laurels for far too long you can not treat people like this,Tough decision have to be made with managers that abuse their staff and HR who are non supportive and enable and support bad behavior
    It is the 21st century not the 19th century I stand up for these poor people I have recently employed and if the CNO will loose her license for poor staffing then perhaps just perhaps she should stand down before someone ,reports her license. It looks to me BH is ripe for a Union and or a take over, the political raptures are only the surface of the iceburg

  27. I concur smart nurses should start looking for FT vacant positions now with other employers who have low turn over rates, higher staffing ratios, and very good staff and patient satisfaction scores. Summer is coming and opportunities will probably decline. Take advantage of any and all open doors while you still can. And remember, you are licensed professionals. When you are being interviewed, be sure you interview your potential employer too. You will know when job is right, and they will know when you are the right fit too. That’s the win win for both sides. Don’t settle. You have a job; just find a far better one while dealing from a position of strength! Don’t let BH dictate your career and compromise your values and ability to provide safe care. Let the c-suite don gloves and learn what it’s like to get their hands dirty and struggle to get through a day as a nurse at BH.

  28. I am so pleased the truth is coming out what comes around goes around, You can not imagine the mental anguish sleepless nights humiliation and screaming from the C staff, in front of others, I had to go through HR don’t even talk about GK , and the CNO the worst It was like Star Trek resistance was futile!!! you conformed or else
    I sincerely hope change happens at BHN the people of Broward County deserve better.
    Today I am very happy in my new position, I often think of the inhumane way I was treated others have commented It is a HOSTILE environment, Ito me it was like living a a nightmare. The “establishment ” need to be saved from themselves and the staff remaining there deserve better

  29. Shame on you@Disgusted @awkward moment, @Vp Nurse @XBHN and any other upset past BHN employee that most likely was either FIRED, close to, or is using this to ‘Get Back or even with BHN’ I have worked with BH for more than 10 years and I wouldn’t change it for anything!!! Nursing is Nursing wherever you go!!!!!!!! At BHN the most important thing is excellent quality patient care which we provide!!! I also worked at another private hospital(per-diem) not too far from BHN and talk about shortage and nurses not being happy there.. Like I said before Nursing is Nursing wherever you go, if you don’t expect to be short staffed sometimes, or if you are expected to provided excellent patient care and you don’t agree with that then consider changing your field!!!!! Shame on you for bashing BHN and any nurse manager, don’t forget that BH was maybe the only hospital that gave you the opportunity to work as a new grad or had better options, oh and let’s not forget the excellent training and experience you gained while you worked there!!! Thank you for leaving most likely you did our patients a favor!!!!! @VP Nurse I would love to know which hospital you work at where according to you will never have days when you are short staffed- LOL

  30. After reading all the political reports Then the posts from staff and then the last
    Post I can honestly say no wonder BH runs short of nurses
    From an outsider looking in this iapoears to be a very hostile work environment
    I hope it gets worked out soon
    As for the care I can honestly say I have never heard anything bad about BH until all this came out of the woodwork
    MAKES ME WONDER is this from other hospitals just stirring up trouble ?

  31. Dear shame on you. Your message appears to be filled with assumption and accusation. Working at one other facility does not give you the experience needed to determine the work environment and quality of nursing care not only in other hospitals, but in the many other healthcare related environments. I’m here to tell you BH has displaced hundreds of thousands of healthcare dollars into c-suite pockets, contracted physician agreements, costly supply and service contracts, etc. when you displace that amount of money that was intended to go towards patient care, patient care is not optimized, be it staffing, percentage of new grads to experienced clinicians, supplies, etc. sorry, your angry defensive accusations are falling on these bored and uninterested in what you are saying ears.

  32. if you are seen as someone with too much potential you become an outcast and every low blow act becomes the way of life,
    One of the most horrifying experience was the challenge of allowing oneself to be lead by some unprofessional who demonstrated poor work ethics and unethical leadership traits for me this was the CNO at BHN The fact that there was no way out other than to follow directions and not say a word despite the situation was a constant nightmare to live through and endure on a daily basis.
    The constant struggle with reprisals and fair of being constantly exposed to further reprisals including engaging other staff members to be contentious, be a bully, nitpick and harassed so it appears that an individual is not a team player or uncooperative was a very frightening experience.
    Intimidation and fear is 100% high at BHN place If you are not with the clicks- be prepared to deal with the harsh consequences!
    Broward health north is an organization that has the facilities and capacity to promote health wellbeing and improve people’s lives on all levels, including, employees, however, there needs to be a great deal of change in the internal structure of hierarchy with regard to leadership. the need to hire qualified and trained leaders is essential to growth of Broward Health. Moral and ethical principles are completely lacking resulting in the major legal problems. I lasted 6 months before I had to leave or risk loosing my license, for the staffing levels were the worst bullying just horrible and YES BETTYANNE RUDITZ you are the CNO I am talking about

  33. if you are seen as someone with too much potential you become an outcast and every low blow act becomes the way of life,
    One of the most horrifying experience was the challenge of allowing oneself to be lead by some unprofessional who demonstrated poor work ethics and unethical leadership traits for me this was the CNO at BHN The fact that there was no way out other than to follow directions and not say a word despite the situation was a constant nightmare to live through and endure on a daily basis.
    The constant struggle with reprisals and fair of being constantly exposed to further reprisals including engaging other staff members to be contentious, be a bully, nitpick and harassed so it appears that an individual is not a team player or uncooperative was a very frightening experience.
    Intimidation and fear is 100% high at BHN place If you are not with the clicks- be prepared to deal with the harsh consequences!
    Broward health north is an organization that has the facilities and capacity to promote health wellbeing and improve people’s lives on all levels, including, employees, however, there needs to be a great deal of change in the internal structure of hierarchy with regard to leadership. the need to hire qualified and trained leaders is essential to growth of Broward Health. Moral and ethical principles are completely lacking resulting in the major legal problems. I lasted 6 months before I had to leave or risk loosing my license, for the staffing levels were the worst bullying just horrible

  34. Honestly who wants to work in this type of environment ? Truly hostile how have such people been allowed to keep their position in any system ?
    Snow White I hope your happier now !

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