Category Archives: Healthcare Transformation

Why Best Practices Fail to Spread

By John S. Toussaint, MD, and Montgomery “Monk” Elmer, MD The spread of “best practices” is important in today’s rapidly evolving health care landscape where quality and outcomes matter more than ever. However, spread can be incredibly difficult to achieve. One of us (Dr. Toussaint) has visited and observed 174 health care systems in 17 countries. Almost every one of these […]

Salem Health: A Lean Transformation Journey

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Based in Salem, Oregon, Salem Health is the premier health care provider for Oregon’s Willamette Valley serving patients in Marion, Polk, Benton, Lincoln and Yamhill counties. Salem Health facilities include the main campus in Salem, Salem Health West Valley in Dallas and seven Salem Health clinics. The not-for-profit organization has provided pioneering medicine since 1896. […]

St. Mary’s General Hospital: A Healthcare Transformation Success Story

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Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s General Hospital is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System. Since 1924, the organization has been a cornerstone in the community, providing patient-centered care. Today its team of 2,000 physicians, professionals and volunteers serve a population of more than 700,000 people. A […]

Lean Healthcare in Tanzania: Meeting Demand for High Quality, Affordable Eye Care

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      Lean Healthcare in Tanzania: Meeting demand for high quality, affordable eye care Summary In a country of 47.5 million people, it is estimated that 3.5 million Tanzanians live with a disability. There are lasting, severe consequences to delayed treatment of physical impairments, including malnutrition for people with cleft lip/palate, painful mobility for […]

UC Berkeley School of Public Health Opens New Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare

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NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH OPENS NEW CENTER FOR LEAN ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE   Funded By ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Rona Consulting Group and Lean Enterprise Institute, New Center Will Study Lean Healthcare Management Strategies BERKELEY, CALIF. – October 13, […]