The president and CEO of Broward Health, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, took his own life on Saturday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
According to BSO, Dr. Senadi died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Sun Sentinel reports the authorities were called to the 60-year-old physician’s condominium building at 5100 N. Ocean Boulevard, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, after a caller indicated that someone had taken a fall in the lobby restroom, BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright indicated.
The spokeswoman confirmed that El Sanadi was pronounced dead at the scene. In a written statement released Saturday, she indicated that she was “shocked” to learn of his death and that she will “forever remember his infectious smile and his genuine concern for others.”
Dr. El Sanadi was the medical director in BSO’s Department of Fire Rescue. Like so many others, I was shocked to hear about his death. I will forever remember his infectious smile and his genuine concern for others. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult time.
Broward Health, which is formally known as the North Broward Health District, reached a $69 million settlement last September with the U.S. federal government after the fed accused the district of running a secret system of compensation in which physicians were rewarded for sending referrals to the district. Notably, they were also accused of penalizing physicians for accepting charity cases.
WSVN reports that foul play is not suspected in the doctor’s death, according to detectives.