Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, is featured in the August 2011 issue of Florida Trend magazine in an article titled, “Evolution of a Hospice: Hope HealthCare Services.” The subhead reads, “Samira Beckwith runs her nonprofit hospice as an entrepreneur.”

The article chronicles Beckwith’s 20-year history with Hope, an organization that has grown under her leadership from serving 50 patients a day to 2,400 patients each day and $140 million in annual revenue. Florida Trend also recognizes Hope HealthCare Services as one of the top employers in Lee County and one of the largest hospice providers in the state with 16 offices in nine counties, 1,100 employees and 1,200 volunteers.

“It is certainly an honor to be featured in the state’s leading business publication,” said Beckwith. “I’m especially pleased that Hope was recognized for the comprehensive scope of services and programs we provide to people throughout southwest and central Florida that help add to their quality of life.”