Blog Merry Christmas and Happy New Year By Mark Graban On Dec 23, 2012 Last updated Dec 24, 2012 0Best wishes to you and yours for the holidays.I'll be taking the week off and will be back as we start 2013, a year I hope will be full of Lean, kaizen, and healthcare improvement. Wishing everyone a peaceful and prosperous new year…Post continues after ad... Please post a comment and join the discussion. Subscribe to get notified about posts daily or weekly. Mark GrabanMark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. 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 project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.