Beckwith named 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame top 10 finalist

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Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope Healthcare (Fort Myers, Florida), has been named among the top 10 finalists for the 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Created by Florida Statute in 1982, the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame honors women who have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all Florida citizens.

Governor Ron DeSantis will select up to three inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, who will be recognized at a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and immortalized on an honorary wall in the halls of the Florida Capitol.

“Through Hope, I’ve had the privilege of helping to provide special care for those who need our compassion most within our community, as well as the opportunity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the state,” said Beckwith, who was nominated by former Governor Jeb Bush. “To be recognized by Florida Commission on the Status of Women, and to be included among this esteemed group of women who have accomplished so much on behalf of our state, is truly an amazing honor.”

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

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 PACE, Hope Connections, Hope Parkinson Program, and Hope Kids Care.

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


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