Ernest N. Brodsky, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Chairman

Ernie Brodsky has had a varied healthcare career. For much of the 1970’s, he was an administrator at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Over the ensuing 20 years, he served in management positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. For the last several years with Blue Cross, he served as Senior Vice President with general management responsibility for a significant portion of the company’s health business.

Upon his retirement from Blue Cross, Mr. Brodsky has been very involved with the Center for Practical Health Reform, a multi-constituency forum focused on influencing public healthcare policy. He currently serves as that organization’s chairman.

Mr. Brodsky serves on the River Garden Foundation Board and has served on the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors and Executive Committee, the United Way of Northeast Florida Campaign Cabinet and the University of North Florida College of Health Dean’s Council. In addition, he has been Chairman of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and President of the Jewish Community Alliance.

Mr. Brodsky and his wife Harriet have two grown children and seven grandchildren.