“Lean Hospitals” Wins Prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

shingoGreat 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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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 eBook 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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15 Comments on "“Lean Hospitals” Wins Prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award"

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  1. Mike Wroblewski says:

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

  2. Jon Miller says:

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

  3. Panu Kinnari says:


  4. Vladimir Dzalbo says:


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

  5. Joe W says:

    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 says:

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

  7. Anonymous says:

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

  8. Mark Welch says:

    You earned and deserve this, Mark. Congratulations.

  9. Dean Bliss says:

    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 says:

    Congratulations, Mark.

  11. Bryan says:

    Great job Mark! Keep it up!

  12. JB says:

    You Rock Mark!

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

    Lead the way mate! We’re all watching.


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