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


Great 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 be 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.

Photos From the Event:

Ritsuo Shingo, Mark Graban, Bob Miller

Mark Graban and Norman Bodek

Mark Graban

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  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. Panu Kinnari says


  4. Vladimir Dzalbo says


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

  5. 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.

  6. Janey G says

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

  7. Anonymous says

    Congrats, Mark, although I am not surprised! Well-deserved.

  8. Mark Welch says

    You earned and deserve this, Mark. Congratulations.

  9. 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.

  10. Tom Southworth says

    Congratulations, Mark.

  11. Bryan says

    Great job Mark! Keep it up!

  12. JB says

    You Rock Mark!

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

    Lead the way mate! We’re all watching.


  13. Steve Campbell says


  14. […] 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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