During her time at IC, Grace found a passion for long term care administration. She graduated with a BS in Aging Studies and a minor in Administration. She credits her major as the baseline for her fruitful career trajectory in geriatrics and plans to continue working with this under served, vulnerable population.
After IC graduation, Goodhew earned an MBA with a concentration in healthcare. She interned at Spaulding Healthcare in Skilled Nursing Administration and worked as a Project Analyst with Partners eCare, implementing electronic health records across the system. She then worked as Administrative Fellow at Geisinger Health System where she implemented an Aging Brain program and planned an Aging Institute- a geriatric multi-specialty clinic model.
From 2016-19, at the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, she started a pilot home visiting medical home model aimed at improving quality of care and reduced end of life spending for participants. She was promoted to Division Administrator overseeing 13 clinical service lines, three internationally known research centers, and the #1 Geriatric fellowship training program in the country.
Today Grace is a Business Process Consultant for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan. She creates clinical workflows for geriatric members in skilled nursing facilities, and those striving to stay in their communities. She also partners with Medicare leaders in writing and defining benefits and involved in prototype development for digital Medicare products.
She advises those who are interested in a career working with older adults to be open to opportunities that may not directly serve, but may have a downstream benefit to that population.