Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. More than 1,100 entries were submitted internationally for consideration in 54 award categories.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City.

Beckwith was honored for her lifetime achievements and accomplishments in health care.

As President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, Beckwith is a leader in improving health care on the local, state and national levels. She has served in this position since 1991 and has more than 30 years of health care and hospice experience. Under her leadership, Hope’s services, programs, staff and volunteers have grown and now provide care for more than 2,300 people each day, through Hope Hospice and other comprehensive care programs for people with serious illness in Lee, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte and Collier counties. She has led Hope to receive numerous national awards for quality service and innovation.

Winners were chosen by a panel of business professionals worldwide.

“This is a unique honor for me and for all Hope staff members and volunteers,” Beckwith said. “It recognizes our many years of commitment and dedication as we have worked diligently to meet the healthcare needs of our community. It is a true honor to be recognized for our ongoing efforts.”

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