#GivingTuesday: The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation


Reminder: Tomorrow, KaiNexus and I will be hosting a webinar presented by John Toussaint, MD and Paul Pejsa of Catalysis. The title is “When Leaders Collaborate: Finding the A-Ha Moments that Lead to Lean Transformation.” Registration is free and we hope you'll join us.

This blog post and podcast gives a preview of their webinar:

Today is a day known as “Giving Tuesday,” to follow up the commercially-driven “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” days. It's a great day to give to any cause or organization that's meaningful to you.

One organization that I choose to give to throughout the year is the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation.

The Batz Foundation produces practical and helpful guidebooks and apps to help protect patients during their hospital stay or other healthcare encounters.

You can download the guidebook and iPad app for free. Please consider donating to the Foundation if you'd like to further their cause and efforts.

Batz Foundation founder and CEO Laura Batz did this webinar for KaiNexus earlier this year. In the webinar, she told her mom's story and talked about the work of the Foundation, along with two healthcare professionals who have collaborated with her:

Practicing Lean book by Mark GrabanAs you might know, all proceeds from the Practicing Lean anthology book that I edited are being donated to the Batz Foundation, over $3000 so far.

Click here to learn more about the book, to buy an eBook or audio book through LeanPub.com, or to buy the Paperback or Kindle edition through Amazon.

If you've read the book, one other way you can help is by writing a review on Amazon.

What causes do you support, within healthcare or otherwise?

Learn more about the patient safety crisis:

Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm

And also check out these podcasts about patient safety:

LeanBlog Podcast #78 – Sorrel King, Improving Patient Safety

Podcast #203 – Chris Jerry, The Emily Jerry Foundation, Part 1

Podcast #240 – @LeahBinder of @LeapfrogGroup on #PatientSafety

Podcast #246 – Steve Montague, #Lean, Checklists & #PatientSafety

Podcast #124 – Paul O'Neill on Patient Safety

Podcast #127 – Dr. Rick Shannon: Lean, Clinical Outcomes & Patient Safety

Thanks for reading and for listening.


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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.

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