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“In so many ways, Mr.Goodrich has shown me what it means to be alive. Within a day of meeting him, I learned what it means to be in the presence of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Fatima Kabiru - Bronx, NY

“Scott and I have the fondest memories of him! What a real loss for this little town, but thankfully his memory will live on with his wife and family...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Reeve - Norfolk, CT - Friend

“My sincere condolences to Susan, Hope and Charlotte. Gerry has been a client, business associate, partner and good friend for almost 40 years. I have...Read More »
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“It was a pleasure and a joy to share Gerry's passion for France and especially to Caussi. The world needed more Gerry not less.Yael, Yaniv, Lili &...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Yaniv NADLER - Paris

“This photo of Gerry -- is perfect and priceless.... it's how I have and will always remember him... remembering him smiling at our FCC meetings,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Laura Rittenhouse - NY, NY

“FCC SoCal is very sad to hear the news of Gerry's passing. Sending love and prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Hauck - Los Angeles, CA

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times. Please except my condolences. ”
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Gerry Elbridge Goodrich

February 9, 1945 – October 26, 2020

A native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Gerry Goodrich moved to New York City in 1982 after serving in the Peace Corps in Kenya and holding rural health positions in West Africa. A graduate of Middlebury College, Boston University School of Law, and the Harvard School of Public Health, he held a number of executive positions in hospital and health care policy and administration in both the private and public sectors in New York, New Jersey, and abroad retiring in 2016 from Weill Cornell Medical College.

In New Jersey, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Health, the CEO of an urban hospital, and as an Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. In New York, he has held positions in management consulting, group practice management, and at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Internationally, he held positions for the Harvard Institute of International Development in Mali, West Africa, and at the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University.

Highly regarded for his ability to explain complex topics with clarity, Gerry was a member of the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and previously taught at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and in the physician executive education program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Renowned for his curiosity, exuberant zest for life, love of intrepid travel, and gift for friendships, Gerry thrived on the energy and culture of urban life in New York City but also loved spending as much time as possible in rural Connecticut where he built stone walls, gardened, and golfed. Wherever he was, he welcomed his amazing range of friends to share his passions, his joy in his latest intellectual pursuit, his wine, his family, his life. He will always be missed by his wife Susan Caughman, daughters Hope and Charlotte Goodrich, son-in-law Patrick Whitehead, nephews Peter and Michael Bessey, niece Jennifer Wheeler, as well as many colleagues and friends.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Medicare Rights Center ( an organization dear to his heart.