Friday, August 01, 2014 - Broward Health Appoints VP/Corporate Chief Nursing Officer
Mark Sprada, MBA, BSN, RN,
VP/CNO of Broward Health

Mark Sprada, MBA, BSN, RN, combines key clinical and administrative leadership experience

Fort Lauderdale, Fla – Broward Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Sprada, MBA, BSN, RN, to the position of vice president/corporate chief nursing officer (CNO), effective on August 11, 2014. In this newly-created position that reports to the chief medical officer, he will provide strategic leadership for all nursing and designated patient care functions and services within the hospital system.

“Mark’s appointment reflects his extensive clinical expertise, as well as analytical and leadership skills, which he has clearly demonstrated in his varied roles at Broward Health,” said Frank Nask, president & CEO of Broward Health. “Mark is a significant asset in Broward Health’s mission to provide high quality care to our patients.”

Sprada is currently serving as the CNO for Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Operating and Nursing Officer for Broward Health Imperial Point and as the hospital’s interim CEO during a leadership transition. He began his career with Broward Health as a nurse manager of Medical Intensive Care and Trauma Step-down. He has since served in system-wide director roles and as the executive director of nursing for Broward Health Medical Center. Additionally, Sprada has served in various clinical roles in critical care and interventional cardiology.

Sprada has more than 20 years in nursing, operations and leadership, which has included performance improvement, logistics, communications, staff development, regulatory compliance, operating policies and procedures, strategic planning and clinical process transformation with the ability to initiate measured change.

He is on the board of directors for the Broward Health Foundation and has held multiple board of director roles for the South Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, including president in 2008. He has lived in Wilton Manors since 1998.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit


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