Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Legacy Magazine Names Broward Health’s Jasmin Shirley One of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012
Jasmin Shirley, vice president of Community Health Services.
Jasmin Shirley, vice president of Community Health Services.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – For the seventh year, Legacy magazine has chosen an elite group of women for its 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business distinction. Among the honorees are top South Florida attorneys, public officials, entrepreneurs and Jasmin Shirley, vice president of Broward Health Community Health Services (BHCHS).   

The honorees for this award were selected by a professional selection committee comprised of business leaders from South Florida.


“I am truly humbled by the recognition and thankful for the opportunity and support provided by Broward Health to improve the health and wellness of our community,” said Shirley.

BHCHS encompasses 30 facilities, including primary care centers, school-based health centers, a home health and hospice agency, an infusion group, urgent care centers and physician practices.

Under Ms. Shirley’s leadership, BHCHS expanded its operations to implement the first “Medical Home” model of care for children in foster care and expanded this program to include children in kinship family relationships, the Kinship Cares Initiative (KCI); implements the only home health pediatric palliative care program in Broward County; developed and implements the Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program; expanded Disease Management services to include Sickle Cell Disease and the “Families in Training” (FIT) program to address childhood obesity, which incorporates holistic interventions that involve the entire family. In 1985, Ms. Shirley was instrumental in developing the first service network of healthcare and community organizations to address HIV/AIDS in Broward County. 

Legacy will be published on Monday, Sept. 10, and will be distributed in the Business Monday section of The Miami Herald.  

On Friday, Sept. 14, Legacy magazine will host an Awards Reception for this year’s honorees hosted by television anchor Jawan Strader, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Banker’s Club on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The cost will be $100 per person. 

For more information on Legacy and its honorees, please contact Dexter Bridgeman at (305) 528-4277.

About Broward Health

Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. 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 and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit

About Legacy magazine
Established in 2004, Legacy through distribution partnerships with The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post has a South Florida tri-county readership of 270,000 and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.