Samira Beckwith to Receive Women of Distinction Award

March 11, 2020

Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, has been inducted into the Hall of Honor in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living.

The awards program, in its second year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living and skilled nursing professions or have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields.

“The dedication and commitment shown by our Hall of Honor recipients truly sets them apart,” said McKnight’s editorial director John O’Connor.

Beckwith has more than 40 years of experience in hospice and health care. Her leadership on local, state and national levels is broadly recognized. She is a frequent participant in national and state health policy forums and has provided expert testimony before government bodies, including the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Since becoming president of Hope Healthcare in 1991, Beckwith has led the organization through decades of growth to meet community needs with a broad spectrum of innovative programs and services, including Hope Hospice and Hope Palliative Care, Hope Connections, Hope Parkinson Program and Hope Kids Care.

“It’s an honor to be included among the truly accomplished group of women recognized by McKnight’s,” said Beckwith. “I’m grateful and humbled by the opportunity I’ve had through Hope to help improve the quality of life for those in our community who most need our compassion and care.”

Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts. All winners will be honored at a May 7 awards dinner in Chicago. An educational forum will follow on May 8.

The full list of inductees, as well as more information about the awards and events, is available on the McKnight’s website. Sponsors for the awards program are PointClickCare, OnShift and PharMerica.

Hope Healthcare is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, call 239-482-4673 or visit the Hope Healthcare website.

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