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Lean Healthcare: Park Nicollet Again

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In the news once again, Park Nicollet Hospital in Minnesota is getting media attention for its lean efforts. They claim a $15 million savings over the past two years, although I’m glad to see this is not just a “cost cutting” exercise, they are focused on patient care improvements, using flow and value stream mapping concepts.

An earlier article on Park Nicollet.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Also see the following book “Stop Rising Healthcare Costs Using Toyota Lean Production Methods” by Robert Chalice at http://www.qualitypress.asq.org/perl/catalog.cgi?item=H1255

    It is a very good guide on how to implement LEAN in healthcare.

    Thanks

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