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Podcast #164 – Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health

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rachelle 150x150 Podcast #164   Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health leanMy 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.

This episode is produced in partnership with the Healthcare Value Network.

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For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/164.

Learn more about the Healthcare Value Network, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and their annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.

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If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at [email protected] or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.


mark graban lean blog Podcast #164   Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health leanAbout LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success 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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