This Video Shows Why We Work to Reduce Waste in Nursing Care

This isn’t a new J&J commercial, but I saw it again today… when we work with nurses and other inpatient staff with Lean, the process improvement and waste reduction that frees up time often goes to moments like this:

Instead of running around looking for supplies, equipment, information, and other people, a Lean hospital frees up time for better patient care and more caring patient care.

This is just one reason why Lean healthcare is so important. We need to help nurses maximize the time they spend nursing, rather than being hoop jumpers and fire fighters. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson (my former employer) for this touching ad).


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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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