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Lean Healthcare: Park Nicollet Again

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kare11.com :: KARE 11 TV – Auto concept drives Park Nicollet strategy

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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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is an anthology 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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