Tag: Podcast – CEO

Podcast #236 – Dr. John Toussaint Discussing Lean Transformation, Healthcare Improvement

Podcast #236 – Dr. John Toussaint Discussing Lean Transformation, Healthcare Improvement

For episode #236, things are a little different than usual. Today, I wanted to share a video discussion between my friends Ted Stiles and John Toussaint, MD.

Ted is a partner with the recruiting firm Stiles & Associates. John, of course, is the president of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and has been a frequent guest in my podcast series.

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #234 – Mitch Cahn, President of Unionwear on #Lean Manufacturing

Podcast #234 – Mitch Cahn, President of Unionwear on #Lean Manufacturing

Today’s guest is Mitch Cahn, president of Unionwear, a manufacturer of hats, bags, and apparel in Newark, NJ. I first learned about Mitch and his company because of a display they had at the Northeast LEAN Conference, which I blogged about here. What caught my eye was their display of politician hats they produce, including the...

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #232 – Remembering Dr. Michel Tétrault

Podcast #232 – Remembering Dr. Michel Tétrault

Today's podcast is presented with a heavy heart, after the recent passing of my friend Dr. Michel Téatrault, the CEO of St. Boniface General Hospital and a great Lean leader. He was a friend to many in the Healthcare Value Network and the broader Lean healthcare community. As I was remembering Michel, it occurred to me

By October 7, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #231 – Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial

Podcast #231 – Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial

Today's guest is Eric Dickson,MD, MHCM, FACEP, the president and CEO of UMass Medical Center. Today's podcast is a recording of an interview that I did on stage at the 2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, as part of the CEO panel I was moderating.

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #230 – Paul DeChant, MD, MBA on Reducing Burnout Through Lean

Podcast #230 – Paul DeChant, MD, MBA on Reducing Burnout Through Lean

Joining me for episode #230 is Paul DeChant, MD, MBA to talk about reducing burnout, especially physician burnout, through Lean.

Paul (see his bio here) is the former CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, a 300-physician multispecialty medical group in California’s Central Valley. Before that, he had stints at organizations including Geisinger Health System and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He is now a consultant and executive coach for Simpler Healthcare.

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #226 – Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, “The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare”

Podcast #226 – Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, “The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare”

My guests for episode #226 are Steve Hoeft and Dr. Robert (Bob) Pryor from Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas.

Bob serves as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for the system and was formerly CEO of Scott & White Health before their merger with Baylor Health Care System. Steve is the Chief of Operations Excellence for the system.

Podcast #225 – John Toussaint, MD, “Management on the Mend”

Podcast #225 – John Toussaint, MD, “Management on the Mend”

Joining me once again on the podcast today is John Toussaint, MD, the founder and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. We’re talking about his latest book, Management on the Mend (read my blog post about my first thoughts about the book).

Podcast #189 – Rich Sheridan (@MenloPrez) on his book, “Joy, Inc.”

Podcast #189 – Rich Sheridan (@MenloPrez) on his book, “Joy, Inc.”

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Joining me as my guest for episode #189 is Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, a software development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rich is author of the new book that I’m really enjoying: Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love. Learn more about the author and the book at www.menloinnovations.com/joyinc. You can also download a free chapter here.

There’s so much to love about his book and what they are doing at Menlo. I think it’s great to start a new year, 2014, with a look at a book that gives us hope about creating workplaces where employees are fully engaged and everybody wins – customers, company, and employees. I’ll have a chance to visit Menlo in about two weeks when I’ll be in Michigan for my public Kaizen workshop, so I’ll report back on what I see during that visit.

By January 2, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

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toussaintIt’s great to have Dr. John Toussaint back for episode #184 of the podcast (see links to previous episodes below). He is, of course, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the author of two Shingo Award-winning books, On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry and Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare.

In this podcast, we start by hearing John’s thoughts on some of the top issues that healthcare CEOs are facing today, such as changes in payment structures and Accountable Care Organizations. We also talk about the “Enduring Excellence” program that Paul O’Neill and John are leading to teach healthcare senior leaders about Lean culture change and their important role.

This podcast was produced in conjunction with the  Healthcare Value Network  as a continuation of their  previous podcast series.

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By August 13, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Podcast #178 – Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel Wire

Podcast #178 – Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel Wire

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greenblattJoining me for Podcast #178 is Drew Greenblatt, President and Owner of Marlin Steel Wire Products, a manufacturing company based in Baltimore. I was really impressed with Drew’s keynote talk at the recent AME Southwest Region conference here in San Antonio.  Drew’s company is successfully competing against cheap Chinese imports by using Lean and “theory of constraints” methods, being passionate about serving customer needs, and making a commitment to (and investment in) his employees.

Whether you’re a manufacturer who is considering “re-shoring” your production (or avoiding off-shoring) or if you’re an organization looking to success by partnering with all of your employees, I think you’ll find Drew inspiring.

Podcast #173 – Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic

Podcast #173 – Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic

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Alan GleghornMy guest for podcast #173 is Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic in central Illinois. Alan is one of the keynote presenters at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, to be held June 5-6, 2013 in Orlando. Alan has been CEO for 14 years, leading Christie Clinic in their Lean journey that started in 2005 when he saw ThedaCare’s current CEO Dr. Dean Gruner present at a conference.

In this episode, Alan talks about how they got started with Lean, what they learned from Autoliv and the Shingo Prize assessment process (being the first healthcare organization to do that). He also talks about his Summit keynote and how their work with Accountable Care Organizations  is leading to better value and outcomes for patients.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/173. You can also listen to an

Podcast #164 – Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health

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.

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

You can also now buy an eBook that contains some of my favorite podcast transcripts (including this one), via LeanPub.com:


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

Learn more about the Healthcare Value Network

By February 1, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #159 – John Toussaint, MD on the Recent IOM Report

Podcast #159 – John Toussaint, MD on the Recent IOM Report

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A returning guest for episode #159 is John Toussaint, MD, the CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the author of the books On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry and Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare. John was a guest on episodes 54, 62, 72, and 146. Today’s main topic is a new report, published last month by the Institute of Medicine, titled “Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America.” John was a reviewer of this report and has key insights to share, as always, about the problem and things we can do to improve healthcare around the world.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/159b/.

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By October 16, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Podcast #146 – John Toussaint, MD, “Potent Medicine”

Podcast #146 – John Toussaint, MD, “Potent Medicine”

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Episode #146 is a discussion with a returning guest (#54, #62, #72), John Toussaint, MD, the CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. Today, we’re talking about his latest book, recently released, called Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare. John talks about the three aspects of his collaborative cure: patient-centered care redesign, transparency, and payment for outcomes. A lot of the discussion follows on my conversation with Dean Gruner, MD in Podcast #144, talking about the experiments with “Accountable Care Organizations” at ThedaCare and other organizations.

John will also be speaking at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, this June in Minneapolis. We hope to see you there!

Podcast #144 – Dr. Dean Gruner, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare

Podcast #144 – Dr. Dean Gruner, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare

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Episode #144 is a discussion with Dean Gruner, MD, the president & CEO of ThedaCare, talking about Accountable Care Organizations  (ACOs) and how ThedaCare is using this approach, along with Lean methods, to improve the coordination of care for patients. Dean was  previously a guest in episode 119, talking about the “strategy deployment” methodology.

Dean will be presenting at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, June 6-7, 2012 in Minneapolis. I hope to see you there! I’ll be attending and moderating the CEO panel again this year.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/144.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which

By April 16, 2012 Read More →
Podcast #136 – Paul Akers, His New Book “2 Second Lean”

Podcast #136 – Paul Akers, His New Book “2 Second Lean”

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paul-akersOur guest for episode #136 is Paul Akers, President of FastCap and author of the book 2 Second Lean. Here, we are talking about the new book and how small improvements that save 2 seconds in your daily work can contribute to an engaging and fun “Lean Culture.” You can also view a video recording of the discussion here on YouTube.

Paul was previously a guest on episode #122, talking about LeanAmerica.org, so please check that out too.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/136.

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By January 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #131 – Paul Borawski, American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Podcast #131 – Paul Borawski, American Society for Quality (ASQ)

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My guest for episode #131 is Paul Borawski, the CEO of ASQ, the American Society for Quality. Today, we are talking about ASQ, their recent World Quality Month events (November), and other topics including:

I’m also happy to be presenting (about Healthcare Kaizen) at the

By November 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #124 – Paul O’Neill on Patient Safety

Podcast #124 – Paul O’Neill on Patient Safety

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I have a very special guest for Podcast #124 –  he is Paul O’Neill, the U.S. Treasury Secretary from 2000 to 2001 and former CEO of Alcoa. Mr. O’Neill is sharing his thoughts on patient safety and healthcare, including his time spent as the Chair of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and his work with Dr. Richard Shannon in dramatically reducing hospital acquired infections to near their “theoretical limit” of zero. Dr. Shannon will be a podcast guest next month. Mr. O’Neill talks about the leadership required to have such an impact on safety and quality, drawing on lessons from his years as Alcoa’s CEO.

By July 21, 2011 Read More →