“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. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published 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.

  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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