Thursday, June 27, 2019

Beckwith named among Top 100 Graduates of the Century by the Ohio State University's College of Social Work

Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith was named among the top 100 graduates of the century in the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. She was recognized for her contributions to shaping the future of the profession in the 100th Anniversary issue of The Stillman, the University’s College of Social Work newsletter.

Beckwith, who earned a master’s degree from OSU in 1977, has led Hope Healthcare for 28 years. She said the opportunity to serve in the hospice field is her greatest accomplishment.

“Being at the bedside shows you that every moment is special and important,” said Beckwith. “I've had the wonderful opportunity to make a difference for people.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Parkinson Program Newsletter Available

The latest issue of the Hope Parkinson Program newsletter is now available online. This issue covers July, August and September 2019. Learn more about our upcoming events!

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/717035/

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tickets now available for SHINE, a benefit for Hope Kids Care

SHINE Committee 2019
Jenna Persons, Lizbeth Benacquisto to co-chair inaugural signature event Oct. 11 at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Hope Healthcare invites Southwest Floridians with a passion for supporting children and families to attend Shine, its inaugural signature benefit for Hope Kids Care on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Shine will feature an elegant evening to include cocktails, dinner, music, entertainment, and a “Fund-A-Need” Live Auction to support the essential services of Hope Kids Care. State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and attorney Jenna Persons have been named the event co-chairs, and committee members include Stacey Adams, Rebekah MacFarlane Barney, Noelle Branning, BJ Brundage, Rachel Busch, Lillian Canfield, Laurie Moore, Vanessa Pena and Amy Thibaut. Reservations are limited and tickets may be purchased at Donate.HopeHCS.org/SHINE.

A service of Hope Healthcare, Hope Kids Care provides no-cost care to families in need, offering one-on-one children’s counseling including art and music therapy, and Rainbow Trails bereavement camp; medical care including palliative and respite care; and support including caregiver education, social services, volunteer support and Hopeful Wishes to meet other family needs.

“For most families, childhood is a time of growth, development and good health. But for children living with chronic illness or serious medical conditions, there is Hope Kids Care,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “While the program has served children for more than 30 years, there is a vital need to fundraise right now. Decreased care reimbursements and increased regulations have impacted funding and the organization needs community support to ensure that Hope Kids Care continues to serve families in need.”

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Beckwith Granted Honorary Degree from Piedmont College

Samira K. Beckwith with Board of Trustees Chair Thomas A. “Gus” Arendale III and President James F. Mellichamp of Piedmont College
Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith presented the graduate commencement address at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, where she was also granted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of her contributions to the field of hospice.