Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith has been named board chair of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation, the national voice for not-for-profit hospice and palliative care providers.

A recognized authority on hospice care, Beckwith was a founding director of NPHI and has been a member of the organization since 2015. She has also served as vice-chair and secretary of the organization committed to improving best practices in hospice delivery and applying hospice principles throughout the care continuum.

“As a longstanding member of NPHI, I have seen the power and mutual benefit of working collaboratively with other mission-driven hospice and advanced illness care programs across the country,” said Beckwith. “It supports Hope’s mission of elevating the quality of life and ensuring comfort and care for those in our community who need hope most.”

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of program leaders who each bring unique strengths and perspectives that help guide NPHI in its mission to be the national voice for our not-for-profit hospice, palliative and advanced illness care member programs,” said NPHI CEO Tom Koutsoumpas.

Beckwith’s leadership on local, state and national levels spans 40 years. Since becoming president of Hope Healthcare in 1991, she has led the organization through decades of growth to meet community needs with a broad spectrum of innovative programs and services.

Read more about her plans to advocate for national quality standards and to explore innovative value-based care models in Hospice News: