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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Broward Health Holds 3rd Annual Construction Diverse Vendor Open House

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Broward Health recently held its 3rd Annual Construction Diverse Vendor Open House at Broward Health North Broward Medical Center’s Conference Center, where more than 150 attendees gathered to learn about diverse vendor construction opportunities with Broward Health.

The open house began with welcoming remarks by LaRae Floyd, manager of supplier diversity at Broward Health, followed by a design and construction presentation by Richard Polemeni, director of Broward Health design and construction. A panel discussion followed, along with a general question and answer session by Broward Health facilities management and support services. Members of the panel included: Scott Payne, BHCSMC; Linda Thomas, BHNBMC; Steve Frederickson, BHIPMC; Diana Dominguez, BHBGMC; and Tony Gagliano, BHCO.

Rounding out the event were presentations by prime architects, general contractors and MedAssets, and a one-on-one networking opportunity for attendees to meet Broward Health departments as well as external architects and contracting companies. 

“We have received very positive feedback about our construction open house. More than 90 percent of attendees that completed the evaluation forms rated the overall open house either good or excellent,” said Floyd. “This would not have been possible without the participation and input from our own employees and staff. We look forward to next year’s event.”

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 Broward General Medical Center, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center, 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 BrowardHealth.org.


Broward Health facilities management and support services panel (L to R): Scott Payne, BHCSMC; Diana Dominguez, BHBGMC; Linda Thomas, BHNBMC; Steve Frederickson, BHIPMC; and Tony Gagliano, BHCO. LaRae Floyd (far R), manager of supplier diversity at Broward Health, moderates the discussion panel.


Richard Polemeni, director of Broward Health design and construction.