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Sunday August 20, 2017
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August 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 2

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SOUTH BROWARD HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018

The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners that oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System elected its officers at the July 26th board meeting. Jose Basulto was elected Chairman, Vic Narang was elected Vice Chairman and Douglas A. Harrison was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The board members serving alongside the officers are Hobel Florido, Karen L. Harrington, Frank Ledee and Laura R. Miller.  
 
Jose Basulto, president of Basulto Management Consulting (BMC), was appointed to the South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners in 2010. Basulto founded BMC, a firm that offers program management, financial oversight and emergency response services, in 2001. He has more than 30 years of experience in project management of commercial, residential and industrial construction projects. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, where he majored in finance. Basulto is also a certified public accountant in Florida and Georgia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Florida International University. Basulto is a competitive cyclist and a founding trustee of the Florida Velodrome Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong track racing community in Florida promoting a “fit for life” philosophy. He is also a member of the Community Leadership board for the local American Diabetes Association’s Chapter. Basulto and his wife, Frances, are proudly raising a son and daughter. 
 
“I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to once again serve the community and represent the Memorial Healthcare System Board of Commissioners,” said Basulto. “This is an outstanding organization made up of mission-driven teams and individuals striving to make a difference every day.”
 
Vic Narang is the founder of GDKN Corporation, a global technology services firm that currently provides services to many Fortune 500 companies in 40 states in the U.S. and five provinces in Canada. He has been involved in the community providing leadership and performing work at the grass-root level to accomplish many community projects. He has been involved in raising awareness in the community regarding social causes and fundraising for impoverished children through various innovative programs. Narang has been working at GDKN in the capacity of CEO/President since 1993. He has been in the Information Technology industry since 1986 managing and architecting technical business solutions for utility, financial, manufacturing, healthcare and other industries at Fortune 500 companies. He is proud of having recently developed a new ‘Software Development Framework’ “DEW” a Rapid Application Development tool that is a ‘Low-Code solution’ in the software development industry, increasing productivity by almost 100%.
 
“I would like to thank the Honorable Governor, Rick Scott, of our great State of Florida for appointing me to the Board, at the South Broward Hospital district, which has allowed me the opportunity to serve the community and work with an outstanding and extremely successful organization,” said Narang. “I feel honored by the support provided and confidence demonstrated by the board members in electing me as the Vice Chair, and would like to express my gratitude to the Commissioners. It is an honor and a privilege to be working with the seasoned professionals of the Administrative, Medical and Allied Staff of the Memorial Healthcare System, of Hollywood, Florida. I am extremely proud of their passion and zest for serving the community.”
 
Douglas A. Harrison is an assistant city attorney for the City of Miami and is a former adjunct professor at Broward College. Harrison joined the Office of the City Attorney in March 2015 after serving as Senior Litigation Counsel for the City of Hollywood. Harrison is an Assistant City Attorney in the General Litigation Division handling litigation in State and Federal Courts in the areas of Government, Commercial, Civil Rights and Negligence. Prior to practicing in the municipal arena, Harrison was in private practice handling both civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts. He also served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office as a member of the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit and the Environmental Crimes Unit. Harrison was Policy Director Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy at the University of Florida College Of Law. He is a member of several professional organizations including past President of the South Broward Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association and the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and proud member of Leadership Broward Class XXXV. Harrison received his bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Florida.
 
“It is an honor to serve in an organization that does so much good for so many in our community,” said Harrison. “Having the opportunity to serve on the board of an award-winning healthcare system that puts exceptional patient- and family-centered care at the core of its approach is a passion allowing me to give back to my community.” 
 
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