Fired Broward Health CEO Pauline Grant filed suit Tuesday against the public hospital district, accusing its general counsel and a majority of its board of violating the state’s open-meetings law to orchestrate her dismissal.
by the Sun Sentinel’s David Fleshler
December 20, 2016
The lawsuit, filed in Broward Circuit Court, names Broward Health General Counsel Lynn Barrett, as well as board members Rocky Rodriguez, Christopher Ure, Linda Robison and Beverly Capasso.
These board members voted Dec. 1 to fire Grant over vaguely described kickback allegations. Grant, who has denied any wrongdoing, said later that the allegations involved which physicians were placed on an on-call list for Broward Health North, where she had previously been CEO.
The lawsuit accuses Barrett of conducting individual discussions with board members before the meeting to predetermine Grant’s firing outside public view, in violation of the state law requiring that public boards conduct business in public. It notes that there was nothing on the meeting’s agenda to indicate that Grant’s firing was the main business at hand. [READ MORE]