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Scott Peak

Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of Baylor University Medical Center

Scott Peek currently serves as the Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of Baylor University Medical Center. Mr. Peek most recently served as President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney for five years and has been with Baylor Scott & White since 2001, serving as President of Baylor Specialty Hospital and Our Children’s House at Baylor and Chief Operating Officer of Baylo Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine.

In 2009, Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from Texas Quality Foundation. Baylor Scott & White –​ McKinney was also awarded as the Best Hospital in McKinney.

Mr. Peek was chosen as “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council in 2009. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Peek received his master’s in Healthcare Administration and master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

​Beth P. Beckman, RN, DNSc, FNP, NEA-BC​

Chief Nursing Officer, Baylor University Medical Center

Beth Houser Beckman is Chief Nursing Officer for Baylor University Medical Center.  Her previous leadership roles include Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer for Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Director of Critical Care and Telemetry at Scottsdale Healthcare and Director of Nursing Research and Magnet Project for John C. Lincoln - North Mountain in Arizona. Since 2002, Beckman has been a Magnet appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and has been involved in all aspects of the application process and program evolution for greater than 50 leading healthcare organization across the United States and the world.  She is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2002 cohort) and coauthored with Dr. Kathy Player Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders Who Changed the Path of a Profession Volumes I (2004) and II (2007)  and Words of Wisdom from Pivotal Nurse Leaders (2008) as partial fulfillment of the Fellowship. 

She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1978 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and completed her Master of Science degree from Arizona State University as a family nurse practitioner (1998). In August 2004, Beckman completed her doctoral dissertation, titled “Nursing Staffing Levels and Patient Outcomes,” at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University program of study was devoted to educating nurse scientists to utilize large databases to answer global healthcare questions. Her career interests include patient safety and nurse-sensitive quality indicators, excellence in professional nursing practice, interdisciplinary team building and creating a Magnet-like work environment.  Beckman has been a transformational leader of change to achieve excellence and has v​alued the principles of shared governance and empowering bedside nurse leaders to move quality metrics. 

Beckman has guest lectured at many schools of nursing, presented Magnet information at national conferences, and published extensively on both leadership and Magnet topics. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International and American Organization of Nurse Executives.

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