Jo Goodin

Health Care

A strong concern for patient care became the focus of Jo Goodin's "second career." She spent 24 years at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as a Discharge Planner/Patient Advocate. A life-long resident of Manteca, she was a graduate of Manteca High School with the class of 1953. Jo then attended Humphrey’s College in Stockton for a year or so, graduating in 1955.

She quickly gained a position at the office of the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools. After 17 years working to assure the county's teachers that their credentials were up to date, Jo changed careers. That was to be the beginning of many fulfilling years in her life.

In 1976, Joe went to work for Doctors Hospital, where she helped families and patients arrange for home and convalescent care. Always willing to help people, Jo assisted those individuals in obtaining information on Community resources. Because of her interest in patient care, she was named Doctors Hospital Employee of the Year in 1992. Jo Goodin always put her work and concern for people before her own personal life.