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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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). John wrote this new book to document “core elements of successful […]






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

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






MP3 File (run time 28:34) 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 […]






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






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 32:00) It’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 […]






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






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 29:41)  |  Read a Transcript Joining 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 […]






Podcast #173 – Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic

Podcast #173 – Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 29:36) My 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 […]






Podcast #164 – Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health

Podcast #164 – Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 26:25) Read Transcript My 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 […]






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






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File  (run time 31:25) 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 […]






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

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






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 27:37) 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 […]






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

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






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.











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”






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 21:18) Our 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 […]






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)






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 23:11) 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: read more






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

Podcast #124 – Paul O’Neill on Patient Safety






Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 27:51) For quotes and transcript, click here. 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 […]






By July 21, 2011 Read More →