pauline-grant_web.jpgPauline Grant, chief executive officer of Broward Health’s North Broward Medical Center, is among 56 “Women Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.”

The recognition comes from Becker’s Hospital Review and it highlights the talents and extraordinary accomplishments of some of today's most notable female leaders in the health care industry.

 “The women featured in this list have demonstrated the ability to lead through daily oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds, quality improvement initiatives and much more,” Becker’s says. “During a time of uncertainty and overwhelming change, these women continue to help their respective organizations serve as anchors of health in their communities.”

According to a statement from North Broward General, Grant has worked in health care for 37 years.  As head of the second largest hospital in the Broward Health network, she is responsible for strategic leadership of a 409-bed community hospital and Adult Level II Trauma

Center, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, Neurological Institute, Joint Replacement Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Spine Care Center and Wound Care Center.

Through her guidance, the statement said, North Broward has become the first in the nation to get Joint Commission Certification for Alzheimer’s disease, first in Florida to get Joint Commission Certification for stroke rehabilitation and first in the county to get Joint Commission Certification for hip and knee replacement.

 “Under Pauline’s leadership, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center has evolved into a top-notch facility that provides excellent patient care.  Pauline is a great asset to Broward Health and we applaud her for this important and rightly due recognition,” Frank Nask, CEO/president of Broward Health, said in the statement. 

Grant was also an honoree at the South Florida Business Journal annual Broward Ultimate CEO Award held in October 2010.  She has received the Milestone Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the Jamaican USA Chamber of Commerce, was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2008 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare and received the March of Dimes 2006 Women of Distinction award. 

She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Photo: Pauline Grant