Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope, accepted the award on behalf of Hope’s 1,100 staff members and 1,200 volunteers.
“This award is a reflection of the integrity, values and ethical responsibility demonstrated by our team members, who care for more than 2,500 individuals each day,” said Beckwith. “I am particularly grateful for this special recognition, as high ethical standards have been at the core of my 25 years of leadership at Hope.”
Hope HealthCare Services is one of the area’s largest employers and provides a spectrum of healthcare programs and services to individuals facing serious illness in a 10,000-square-mile area that includes nine Florida counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee and Polk.
Hope HealthCare Services provides comprehensive programs designed to help the frail elderly stay safely at home; comfort individuals with advancing illness; support children coping with grief or illness; and offer resources for veterans and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Every Hope program addresses the needs of the family and caregivers, offering assistance, support groups and respite care.
“The culture within Hope demands genuine and unbounded respect for those in our care and their families and holds us ethically accountable to everyone we touch,” said Beckwith. “It’s a moral compass that has kept Hope on course for more than 30 years. We’re delighted to be recognized for the work that we’re privileged to do.”
The Business Ethics Award is open to businesses and nonprofits in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties that exhibit a high level of ethical behavior in daily operations and during times of crisis. The competition is judged by a national panel of leading business ethics experts.
Hope HealthCare Services is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope Hospice is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care. For more information, visit www.hopehcs.org