Friday Jun. 23, 2023
Broward Health President & CEO Shane Strum Named Chair of America’s Essential Hospitals’ Policy Committee

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - Shane Strum, President and CEO of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the nation, was confirmed as the chair of America's Essential Hospitals' Policy Committee.

America's Essential Hospitals is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 300 member hospitals dedicated to equitable, high-quality care for all. The policy committee develops and recommends policy principles and positions to the association board. 

“It’s an honor to chair this committee that helps establish the association’s guiding principles on the complex policy issues facing safety net hospitals today,” said Strum. “Together, members of the committee look forward to helping guide the future of U.S. safety net hospitals.”

A recognized leader with three decades of public service, Strum also serves as a board member for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance and on the Workforce Board for CareerSource Broward. 

On the state level, 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. 

A Broward County native, Strum is also deeply committed to serving the local community. He was recently inducted into the Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame and served as chair of the American Heart Association’s 2023 Heart Ball. Strum has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Alabama.

Broward Health is a nationally recognized health system in South Florida. As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., Broward Health boasts two trauma centers and virtually every health specialty, offering compassionate, personalized care across its four hospitals and more than 50 health centers and physician practices. As a leader in advanced healthcare for 85 years, Broward Health has a robust graduate education program and international services. For more information, visit