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Beth Beckman, RN, DNSc, Yale New Haven Health chief nursing executive, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Beckman is among 230 nurse leaders worldwide inducted into the 2020 class of Fellows, recognized for their significant contributions to advance the public’s health. “Recognition by the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow is among the highest honors to be bestowed on a nurse,” said Karen S. Hill, DNP, chief operating officer/chief nursing officer, Baptist Health Lexington, and editor-in-chief, The Journal of Nursing Administration. “Dr. Beckman exemplifies the importance of replicating leadership lessons for strengthening health systems to improve care,” added Ann Kurth, PhD, dean, Yale School of Nursing. Beckman joined YNHHS in 2018 from Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, where she was vice president and chief nursing officer. She earned her doctor of nursing science degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, her MS in nursing – family nurse practitioner track from Arizona State University and a BS in nursing from the University of Arizona.