LivingStories by Novant Health and Scott Livengood

Interview with Harry Lawrence, a patient that participated in our LivingStories program at Novant Health.

LivingStories is a free program that is based on extensive research in Life Narrative Interviews.

Based on research conducted between 2014 and 2015 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University and StoryWork International, patients are encouraged to focus on positive memories, strengths and coping skills while telling pieces of their life history. Reflection on these memories is shown to reduce anxiety, increase coping and improve outlook when facing medical challenges.


About Scott Livengood

Scott Livengood is the owner and CEO of Dewey’s Bakery, Inc., a commercial wholesale bakery with a respected national brand of ultra premium cookies and crackers.

Previously, Scott worked at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 27 years, starting as a trainee in 1977. He was appointed President of the company in 1992, then CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Scott has served on numerous boards including the Carter Center, the Calloway School of Business and the Babcock School of Management, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, and the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

He started a new business, StoryWork International, in 2016 with Richard Stone. The signature achievement to date is LivingStories, a story-based program for improved patient experiences and outcomes in partnership with Novant Health.