Podcast #164 – Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health

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rachelleMy guest for episode #164 is Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health (based in Winona, Minnesota). Rachelle was a part of the CEO panel that I moderated at last year’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit and her comments on leading a health system’s Lean transformation were well received. In this discussion, she says, “Everything I do has to drive Lean,” as we talk about how her system is using Lean in these challenging times and what the impact has been – quality, satisfaction, financial.

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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. Jack Bowhan says

    Great job! I just attended a C-Suite breakout session last week at a Lehigh Valley Health Network Gemba Visit. These are the exact issues on the mind of the executives in the room. I will be sharing a link of this podcast with the group. Thanks so much.

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