Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith is recognized as a Change Maker in the Business Observer’s 2022 Big Book of Business. Selected from leaders throughout central and southwest Florida, Beckwith was chosen for her decades of visionary leadership and for facilitating sustainable change within the community Hope serves.

The Business Observer recognizes Beckwith as an “industry force” who helped lead a national movement for the expansion of end-of-life care and services. Beckwith has led Hope Healthcare for more than 30 years and serves as an advocate for comforting care at local, state, and national levels. Building upon Hope’s core strengths, she grew Hope’s services to provide many vital programs throughout southwest Florida.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a change maker,” says Beckwith. “Sustainable change relies upon those who implement the vision every day and I am grateful to lead people who, like me, are dedicated to comforting care and to the greater good of our community.”

The Business Observer is a weekly newspaper for business leaders from Tampa to Naples, Florida and covers news on companies, trends, entrepreneurs, and CEOs. For the Change Maker section, the publication selected 12 leaders who are risk-takers, visionary thinkers, and have a willingness to challenge the status quo.

“The people and companies featured in our Big Book of Business are truly at the top of their industry,” said Kat Hughes, executive editor of the Business Observer. “They are leading change to help transform their communities and make them better places to live and do business.”

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