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Lean Job at ThedaCare, New ThedaCare Center Website

ThedaCare Improvement System Facilitator, ThedaCare, Inc. jobs in Wisconsin, Wisconsin

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value

Looks like ThedaCare is collecting resumes for future hiring as Lean (ThedaCare Improvement System) facilitators. Might be a nice opportunity for those of you in Wisconsin (or willing to go). ThedaCare is known is one of the real leaders in Lean healthcare, with some very strong executive support for Lean and they’ve been at this for many years (since 2003).

Look below the posting for some more resources from ThedaCare.

Jobing Description
Provide facilitation for various TIS activities including rapid improvement events, continuous daily improvement activities and problem solving.Facilitator will partner with managers and supervisors to continuously identify wastes and improve processes around daily work within departments. We are accepting applications for future openings.

Skills / Requirements

Requirements include past participation in events, ability to facilitate groups, an interest in continuous process and quality improvement, shadowing experience with current facilitator and a willingness to work as a facilitator for 18-24 months. Good communication skills, self directed, ability to learn and practice new concepts quickly and teach them to others in departments. Comfort in working with data and experience with Microsoft Excel helpful. Manager reference required for consideration. Participation in 3 rapid improvement events or major improvement projects required.

John Toussaint, former CEO of the system, is now CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value (with a website now at

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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. Bill Kuckkahn says:

    I am currently studying operations management and lean production at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. I will be graduating this summer and am tying to aqyire an internship in this area. If you offer any opportunities in this area, I would like to find out how to apply. Any onformation would be greatly apprecieated. Thank you.

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