Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Center for Nursing board of directors. Beckwith has been named to the board for a three-year term that begins July 1.

The Florida Center for Nursing is a state workforce center established by Florida statute to recommend solutions to address Florida’s nursing shortage. By collecting, analyzing and reporting on the nursing workforce, the center seeks to ensure an adequate supply of direct care providers for the health of all Floridians.

“Serving on the Florida Center for Nursing board provides the opportunity to help shape strategies and develop programs to address healthcare industry issues as the demand for qualified nursing care increases,” said Beckwith. “At Hope, nurses are an integral part of our team, and they demonstrate a professional and compassionate commitment to improving the quality of life for all persons in our care.”