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Case Study RPD - Rapid Process Design applied to Hospital Campus Expansion Feb 25, 2021

The Challenge

In preparation for a $30 million campus expansion, leadership in this large, multi-hospital system decided to apply Lean 3P principles in the initial design phase. The critical care department in this hospital system consisted of 38 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds plus 26...

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Case Study RPI - Rapid Process Improvement in Healthcare Laundry Feb 25, 2021

The Challenge

The Laundry Department in this fully integrated healthcare system was no different than most. Each day had the same objectives: catch up from the previous days and try not to run out of linen in the process. There were always high levels of work in process (WIP) and maintaining par...

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Case Study DMS- Daily Management System daily management system Feb 11, 2021

The Challenge:

This 500 bed, two hospital system decided to introduce the Lean Synergy & Solution's Daily Management System (DMS) in two different areas to monitor results. At one hospital the diagnostic imaging department with 12 modalities was selected & at the other, the nursing units....

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Case Study 5S Workshop - Paper Management In A Smaller Office Space 5s workshop Feb 05, 2021

The 5S Workshop

Based on Japanese words that begin with 'S', the 5S philosophy focuses on effective workplace organization and standardized work procedures. 5S is the building block to other Lean improvements 5S simplifies your work environment, reduces waste and non-value activity while...

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Leading the Expedition to Top Quartile Performance true north Oct 08, 2020

Are your teams aligned to your Top Organizational Goals or True North Goals?

Do you know how your team members would respond to the question “what are our top goals”? If you hesitate, there may be a gap between what is actually happening and the actions that are needed to...

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Case Study FIW - Focused Improvement Workshop Sep 06, 2020

The Challenge

The Lab in this large, multi-hospital system implemented a Lean Processing Cell in their core lab, improving their turn-around-time by over 50%. However, the samples requiring manual evaluation were still being handled in the old environment. This created inconsistent...

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Learning Library Aug 11, 2020

Deason, Teresa & Griffin, Maggi, Servant Leadership: Transforming Healthcare from the Inside Out (2015 Jan 1) Abridged

Bartholomew, D. (2006). Streamlining Healthcare with Lean Thinking. Microsoft Executive Circle

Gabor, A. (2004, Feb 22). Running a Hospital like a Factory, in a Good Way. New...

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