Scott Goodwin has over 20 years experience in healthcare as a quality professional. His experience includes five years as a strategic quality management consultant for a group of ten hospitals. He is currently the Vice President/Chief Quality Officer at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, a 330-bed not-for-profit full-service acute care hospital. He is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and has earned his Certificate as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Goodwin has degrees in history, nursing, religion, business, and a doctorate in leadership studies. The thesis for his MBA was titled, A Study of the Relationship between Hospital Size and Changes in Hospital Continuous Quality Improvement Programs. His dissertation for his Doctor of Arts in Leadership Studies was on the topic of Healthcare Organizational Metaphors and Implications for Leadership.
Dr. Goodwin has taught or facilitated a number of online and face-to-face courses on topics including supply chain and operations, organizational and professional ethics, quality and Lean, healthcare delivery systems and healthcare informatics. When he is not working or teaching, he enjoys exploring the history of healthcare and healthcare quality in America. In 2014, Dr. Goodwin hopes to have completed an initial draft of a book that draws on the research from his dissertation to trace the influences that shaped American healthcare and healthcare quality in the 20th century.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Goodwin and his wife have lived in New Hampshire for over 11 years. They have a son who is a Captain in the US Army and he and his wife and son are stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Goodwin and his wife share their home with his wife’s 91-year old father, a Marine veteran of WWII and the Korean War. They also have a Boxer dog, Julya, and a Bassett Hound, Mr. Darcy.