Podcast #215 – John Ervin, Lean & Patient Safety in the Operating Room


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Today's guest is my friend John Ervin and we were able to sit down together here in San Antonio to record this episode. John has about 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, including military medicine and the civilian sector. He's been a manager and director of operating rooms in many types of hospital and surgical center settings.

We share a passion for Lean and, more importantly, patient safety. We believe strongly that you need the right type of culture and leadership to encourage and support a culture of safety and that's what we'll talk about today.

While he's been in San Antonio for about three years, he's currently exploring job opportunities back in Philadelphia.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/215.

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