Catalysis | Inspiring Healthcare Leaders, Accelerating Change

The Healthcare Value Network unites healthcare leaders who share a commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective care through the application of lean concepts. Our members develop peer-to-peer relationships, share knowledge, conduct real-world experiments and access the best resources to accelerate their organization’s lean transformation. (Check out our white paper.)  And, we’re getting results!

HVN Quarterly Results:

October 1, 2015
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January 28, 2015

November 14, 2014

Established in 2009, the Network was created as a partnership between the Catalysis (formerly ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value) and the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) — two world–leaders in lean thinking. Together, Catalysis and LEI leverage their unique perspectives and 20 years of lean experience to help Network members fundamentally improve healthcare delivery.

For more information and to apply, contact Paul Pejsa,, 414-507-5720.

HVN Member Access

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Gemba Learning

Structured visits at different member sites, with a focus on seeing actual improvement work firsthand. Learn more.

Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Two days of intense learning, thought-provoking keynotes, interactive learning sessions and the industry’s best networking. Learn more.

Collaborative Website

Our members-only website provides opportunities for our members to learn, share and connect with each other.

Affinity Groups

Member-led work groups around areas of common interest such as the application of lean thinking in areas of: Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain management and Strategy Deployment.

Shingo-Based Assessment

Assessment Process Members have access to the Shingo-based assessment process to help members identify their current state of their lean journey and feedback to move to the next level of cultural transformation. Learn more.


Improvement ideas and stories are shared between Network members through webinars which allows for exposure to different improvement examples without the expense of travel. These webinars are recorded and available for use by Network members at no additional cost.

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