Mary Beck
August 2020
University of Missouri Health Care
United States




Mary Beck, DNP, chief nursing officer, has been a transformational leader dedicated to advancing the profession of nursing throughout MU Health Care. Her commitment and dedication have never been so apparent as during her role as Incident Co-Commander during our COVID-19 response. Through her efforts, the safety and security of all nursing staff were well protected and assured.

She was the first to praise our nursing staff when they were deemed community 'heroes' and went to bat for them time and time again to ensure their needs were being met throughout the response. Dr. Beck has always been a phenomenal leader, but the COVID-19 crisis has really shown a light on all of her most important strengths — ensuring our MU Health Care nurses are safe and able to continue to discover, learn and improve. It has been a true privilege to work with her, and she is most deserving of the DAISY Nurse Leader Award.