Nissan Helps Hospitals Too

Nissan News | Nissan’s ‘shot in the arm’ for healthcare sector

It’s not just Toyota working with the Toyota City hospital or GM helping the University of Michigan hospital

Now Nissan is helping a hospital in the UK:

And the number of steps used in patient treatment have been reduced from 29 to 11 after Nissan suggested unnecessary, duplicated checks could be removed.

Now, the hospital is looking to extend the partnership, and its ward managers are undergoing training that Nissan usually reserves for its manufacturing apprentices.

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David Hambleton, divisional director for surgery at the hospital, said: “We’ve got the most productive car plant in Europe on our doorstep. We thought: “Why shouldn’t we work with the people at Nissan?”

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If you’re a good lean manufacturing company, maybe there is a hospital in your community that you could be helping?

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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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