Lean Healthcare: Park Nicollet Again


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In the news once again, Park Nicollet Hospital in Minnesota is getting media attention for its lean efforts. They claim a $15 million savings over the past two years, although I'm glad to see this is not just a “cost cutting” exercise, they are focused on patient care improvements, using flow and value stream mapping concepts.

An earlier article on Park Nicollet.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Also see the following book “Stop Rising Healthcare Costs Using Toyota Lean Production Methods” by Robert Chalice at http://www.qualitypress.asq.org/perl/catalog.cgi?item=H1255

    It is a very good guide on how to implement LEAN in healthcare.


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