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Health care executive appointed to governor’s transition group

Hope Healthcare’s Samira Beckwith will serve on Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness.

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  • | 6:25 a.m. December 17, 2018
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FORT MYERS — Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, will be a member of Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness.

Beckwith will serve alongside 50 health care experts from a variety of medical fields on the committee that will be co-chaired by Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez and Alan Levine, former secretary of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. The purpose of the committee is to advise the DeSantis-Nuñez transition team as they develop a plan to implement health and wellness policy.

“It’s a privilege to work with Gov. DeSantis and this group of knowledgeable leaders to help set the course for Florida’s future in health care,” says Beckwith in a statement. “The transition team’s focus aligns with Hope’s vision of transforming the experiences of illness, aging and dying for all Floridians.”

Hope Healthcare, which includes Hope Hospice and Hope Kids Care programs, is a nonprofit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort individuals and their loved ones.


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