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​​​​​​​​Steve Newton, FACHE

​President of Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

In July 2018, Steve was named president of Baylor University Medical Center. He served​ as president of the West Region, which includes Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, Andrews Women’s Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving, in addition to serving as the president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine.

Steve has served as a hospital president for more than 20 years, with experience in the for-profit and not-for profit environment and as a regional executive with multi-hospital responsibility.

After 15 years in Kansas City, Missouri, Steve joined the Baylor Health Care System in June 2004 as President of Baylor All Saints Medical Centers, which includes the 525 bed Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and the Andrews Women’s Hospital.

Steve serves as chairman of the board of Cancer Care Services, a board member of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Healing Shepherd Clinic at Union Gospel Mission, Healthy Tarrant County Collaborative, and is past chairman of the Dallas - Fort Worth Hospital Council and the American Heart Association Tarrant County affiliate. He also serves on advisory board for the Recovery Resource Council. Steve will serve as the 2016 Chair of the Tarrant County March for Babies campaign.

The son of a doctor and a nurse, he is a cum laude graduate of Williams College and received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Yale University. He is married, has three children, and is an avid long distance runner and veteran of 16 marathons.

​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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