Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center Announces Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President

(Lanham, MD) March 15, 2021- Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center (LHDCMC) announces Crystal Beckford as its chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. 
 
Beckford brings more than 25 years of executive healthcare experience to this role and has a proven track record in hospital, health plan, long-term care and health insurance leadership. She will work with the medical center’s clinical team, medical staff and members of the executive team to set nursing and clinical strategies, and drive quality and operational excellence in clinical operations. 
 
“Everyone who met Crystal during the interview process commented about her knowledge level, energy, passion for excellence and inclusive leadership style,” said Deneen Richmond, president of Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center. “She will empower our nursing staff to continue to provide and expand high-quality care for our patients.” 
 
“I am committed to working with an exceptional team to deliver an impeccable clinical experience for the patients we serve,” said Crystal Beckford, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. “While the work can be daunting at times, it is also very rewarding. I look forward to the endless possibilities at Doctors Community Medical Center.” 
 
Prior to joining LHDCMC, Beckford was a senior leader at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Patient Centered Medical Home program. She has held similar positions at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic, St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonsville, FL, and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. 
 
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