Nissan Helps Hospitals Too


Nissan News | Nissan's ‘shot in the arm' for healthcare sector

It's not just Toyota working with the Toyota City hospital or GM helping the University of Michigan hospital

Now Nissan is helping a hospital in the UK:

And the number of steps used in patient treatment have been reduced from 29 to 11 after Nissan suggested unnecessary, duplicated checks could be removed.

Now, the hospital is looking to extend the partnership, and its ward managers are undergoing training that Nissan usually reserves for its manufacturing apprentices.

David Hambleton, divisional director for surgery at the hospital, said: “We've got the most productive car plant in Europe on our doorstep. We thought: “Why shouldn't we work with the people at Nissan?”

If you're a good lean manufacturing company, maybe there is a hospital in your community that you could be helping?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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