Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- The North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners today unanimously voted to name Shane Strum the next President and Chief Executive officer of Broward Health.
The vote was taken as part of the Board's special meeting to interview candidates for the position. Dr. Michael Hochberg, president and chief medical officer for the Acclaim Physician Group, and Joseph Mullany, past president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, were also interviewed by the Commissioners.
"The Board has been focused on finding a leader who can build upon the momentum Broward Health has gained in the past two years. We were pleased to interview such an exceptional group of candidates today," said Nancy Gregoire, chair of the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners. "As we look to the future, we know the road ahead will require bold vision and the ability to form collaborative relationships with industry and community partners. We believe Mr. Strum can successfully lead our health system forward."
Most recently, Strum has been serving as chief of staff to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Prior to his work with the state, Strum served as senior vice president at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida, where he was part of an executive team that managed over 15,000 employees and an annual budget more than $2.4 billion. He also oversaw Memorial’s strategic planning, marketing, community relations and global health functions. Before he joined Memorial’s executive team, Strum served on the South Broward Hospital District Board for several years, including two terms as chairman.
A native of Broward County, Strum’s legacy of public service has spanned nearly 30 years. During that time, Strum has led initiatives that have lowered costs of prescription drugs, expanded telehealth services, improved transparency and quality in healthcare, and increased awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues throughout the state.
In addition to his healthcare experience, Strum has exceled in higher education, having served as vice chancellor of Keiser University and director of corporate and government relations at Nova Southeastern University.
The Board will now move forward with developing terms of employment for Strum and announce the results of its negotiations in the next regular Board meeting on February 24. Upon the agreement of terms, Strum will become the president and CEO of Broward Health in March 2021.
For more information on the upcoming Board meeting, visit www.browardhealth.org/pages/board-calendar-2021.