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“Lean Hospitals” Wins Prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award


shingoGreat news! This is quite an honor and I'm very excited. My book, “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction” has been awarded a Research and Professional Publication Award  by the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. I just found out today.

I'm thrilled to be given this prize, named in honor of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, one of the founders of the Toyota Production System. It's also an honor to included with such an illustrious list of previous Research Prize winners. I'm not sure yet who the other winners are, but I'll post it here when it's formally announced.

Hope to see some of you at the Conference and Awards Banquet in Nashville. I don't know my exact schedule for the week, but please do contact me if you're going to be there.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional 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 the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

  1. Mike Wroblewski says

    Congratulations Mark on a well deserved recognition for an excellent book.!

  2. Jon Miller says

    Excellent. Congratulations! I hope this helps more health care people to pick it up and read it.

  3. Vladimir Dzalbo says


    And keep up with all the great work you are doing!

  4. Joe W says

    Congrats, Mark.

    I’d love to come check this event out, but $1300 is a bit out of my current price range.

  5. Janey G says

    Congratulations Mark! Lean Hospitals is the Book for Healthcare! Way to go!
    Janey G

  6. Dean Bliss says

    Congratulations! You’ve created a great resource for those of us in Lean healthcare. Nice to see you get the recognition you deserve. Well done.

  7. JB says

    You Rock Mark!

    I can’t say I’m the least bit surprised!

    Lead the way mate! We’re all watching.


  8. […] every honest author has doubts about their own work and how it will be received, I will point to my Shingo Award and other factors that indicate my work is […]

  9. […] Thanks again to the Shingo Prize Organization for once again honoring my work, after my first book  Lean Hospitals also received this recognition in 2009. […]

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