Broward Health CEO Dr. Nabil el Sanadi Dies by Suicide
Dr. Nabil el Sanadi
Dr. Nabil el
The doctor, whose Coptic Christian family fled Egypt in the 1960s, has said he became a doctor on a dare — proving that he could attain the most difficult degree. He attended Case Western University and then medical school at Ohio State University.
In Broward, el
David Di Pietro, chairman of the health system, told the Sentinel, "If we needed to do something, like vaccinate children of
On Twitter, he was remembered by many warmly:
It's very sad to hear that our #BrowardHealth's CEO, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, has taken his life.— Caio Barros (@bcaesar85) January 25, 2016
The health district recently settled a federal lawsuit alleging that doctors were scheming to enrich themselves. Though that lawsuit began before el Sanadi began leading the district just over a year ago, some people were critical of him.
Dan Lewis, a board member of the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Lewis has said on his blog, "El Sanadi is as ambitious as any Wall Street wolf. Taking the political route for career advancement, it is believed that Dr. Nabil El Sanadi and his wife Lori have given tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to secure his very lucrative political appointments as 'Medical Director' to Broward Sheriff’s Office, the City of Sunrise, the City of Tamarac and the City of Fort Lauderdale as Medical Director[i] and appointment to the State of Florida Medical Board where he serves as its current chair. It has been estimated that these contracts pay Dr. El Sanadi over $300,000.00 in additional taxpayer funds while he receives his $675,000.00 (plus benefits) Broward Health 'full-time' CEO pay."
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