- The Federal Bureau of Investigation and state of Florida have reportedly launched separate investigations into the suicide of Broward Health Medical Center CEO Nabil El Sanadi.
- El Sanadi, who shot himself in January, had hired a private investigator to look into possible corruption at the facility, Modern Healthcare reported.
- Last year, Broward settled charges of paying for physician referrals to the tune of $69.6 million.
El Sanadi hired the private investigator Wayne Black to investigate the alleged kickbacks as well as security services at Broward Health, Becker’s Hospital Review reported. The two met in restaurants and at El Sanadi’s home because of fears the CEO’s office was bugged.
Following El Sanadi’s death, Black informed the hospital’s general counsel of his involvement, prompting the alleged FBI probe.
Broward Health disputes Black’s account of events. Florida’s chief inspector general warned the hospital she plans her own probe into contracts the hospital had going back to 2012.