Scenes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Pompano Beach
Broward Health President/CEO Nabil El Sanadi, MD served as co-grand Marshal of Dr. Martin Luther, Jr., Day Parade
From l to r: North Broward Hospital District Commissioner David Nieland, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward Health President/CEO Nabil El Sanadi, MD, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, North Broward Hospital District Commissioner Sheela VanHoose and North Broward Hospital District Commissioner Darryl Wright.
Henri Crockett, former pro-football player and Pompano Beach native, served as co-grand marshal of the parade.
POMPANO BEACH, FL – Leading a contingent of marching bands and local community organizations, Broward Health President/CEO Nabil El Sanadi, MD, served as co-grand marshal of the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Parade and Celebration, presented by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Pompano Beach. The newly appointed head of one of the nation’s largest public healthcare systems had a chance to meet and greet community members while marching in Dr. King’s honor at the Jan. 19 event.
The parade began at Mitchell Moore Park and ended at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, where a celebration called “The Color of Unity” followed. Joining El Sanadi as co-grand marshal was former pro-football player and Pompano Beach native Henri Crockett.
“It was an honor to lead a parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his steadfast dedication to equality. We will always remember—and be inspired by—his famous quote on the injustice of un-equal access to healthcare,” said Dr. El Sanadi. “At Broward Health, we work diligently in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision by providing Broward County residents access to an array of services and programs that help to make a healthier tomorrow possible.”
El Sanadi added, “Broward Health demonstrates its commitment to diversity through a large, multicultural workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. Our thriving Community Health Services centers provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to all.”