My Book is Available for Pre-Order


Productivity Press – Lean Hospitals

This was pretty exciting to discover… my book (“Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction”) is out there on the publisher website as well as (my publisher would certainly prefer that you order it through them directly). It looks like you can go ahead and pre-order if you're interested in doing so now or in the future.

There's no cover image yet… the book is still going through the editing process, but it looks like we have July 23 as a release date, so that's exciting too.

A few friends of the blog had asked about autographed copies… that's very flattering. We'll work out something, especially for Lean Blog readers. The “Lean” approach was taken by the authors of Freakonomics, who would send a free autographed label that you could put in your own book (avoiding the “waste of transportation” of shipping a book multiple times).

Stay tuned and thanks for the enthusiasm that everyone has shared for the book.

As we work on the marketing plan for the book, if anyone has ideas for blogs or podcasts (in the healthcare space) that I should try to be interviewed for, I'm happy to hear your suggestions (Email me at mark [at] leanhospitalsbook [dot] com).

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Mark Graban
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.


  1. Mark,

    One promotional angle for the book would be to somehow encourage the medical community to consider their manufacturing counterparts lean improvement tools.

    Seems like the “we’re different” attitude in healthcare has prevented many in that community from considering what our “manufacturing” methods have to offer.

    Perhaps this could be in the form of a comparison of a manufacturing process to a medical one. I often look at something like a blood lab being almost identical to many kinds of manufacturing jobs. Perhaps a few side-by-side comparisons might help open minds…


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