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"Lean Hospitals" Wins Prestigious Shingo Award

by Mark Graban on March 26, 2009 · 15 comments

Great news, this is quite an honor and I’m very excited. My book, “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction” has been awarded a Research and Professional Publication Award  by the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. I just found out today.

I’m thrilled to be given this prize, named in honor of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, one of the founders of the Toyota Production System. It’s also an honor to included with such an illustrious list of previous Research Prize winners. I’m not sure yet who the other winners are, but I’ll post it here when it’s formally announced.

Hope to see some of you at the Conference and Awards Banquet in Nashville. I don’t know my exact schedule for the week, but please do contact me if you’re going to be there.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Wroblewski March 26, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Congratulations Mark on a well deserved recognition for an excellent book.!


2 Jon Miller March 27, 2009 at 2:06 am

Excellent. Congratulations! I hope this helps more health care people to pick it up and read it.


3 Panu Kinnari March 27, 2009 at 2:59 am



4 Vladimir Dzalbo March 27, 2009 at 8:56 am


And keep up with all the great work you are doing!


5 Joe W March 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

Congrats, Mark.

I’d love to come check this event out, but $1300 is a bit out of my current price range.


6 Janey G March 27, 2009 at 11:14 am

Congratulations Mark! Lean Hospitals is the Book for Healthcare! Way to go!
Janey G


7 Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

Congrats, Mark, although I am not surprised! Well-deserved.


8 Mark Welch March 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

You earned and deserve this, Mark. Congratulations.


9 Dean Bliss March 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Congratulations! You’ve created a great resource for those of us in Lean healthcare. Nice to see you get the recognition you deserve. Well done.


10 Tom Southworth March 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Congratulations, Mark.


11 Bryan March 28, 2009 at 9:21 am

Great job Mark! Keep it up!


12 JB March 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm

You Rock Mark!

I can’t say I’m the least bit surprised!

Lead the way mate! We’re all watching.



13 Steve Campbell April 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm



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