FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- Shane Strum has assumed the role of President and CEO of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the U.S. The North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners named Strum the permanent President/CEO of Broward Health on February 8, 2021.
"I'm excited to join an organization that has a true passion for caring," said Strum. "Broward Health has consistently demonstrated healthcare excellence thanks to the outstanding efforts of our dedicated caregivers and employees. At no time has that quality of care been more spotlighted than throughout the pandemic this past year. It is my honor to now join this team and lead our system as we find innovative, new ways to further enhance access to high quality care for all those we serve.”
Strum is a recognized leader with decades of executive experience. Most recently, Strum served 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.
“The Board focused on finding a leader who can build upon the momentum Broward Health has gained in the past two years,” 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 look forward to Mr. Strum successfully leading our health system forward.”
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.
Strum has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Alabama.