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Lean Academy at Salina Regional Health Center

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a set of tools and strategies for process improvement. Lean Six Sigma in healthcare is a relatively new field that combines Six Sigma analytics and Lean’s speed with the intent of improving patient care quality and reducing cost.

Lean Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by removing waste and minimizing variability. It uses a set of quality management methods and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods. Each LSS project carried out at SRHC follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified value targets, for example: process cycle time reduction, improved patient satisfaction, cost reduction and/or margin increase.

All SRHC staff, including affiliated clinic and hospital staff, are invited to attend. Please register so your attendance can be tracked in Healthstream (does not replace any mandatory education).


Lean Blog Entry – December 21, 2015

Congratulations to everyone who completed some kind of Lean training this year. We have over 635 people on the books as having either Yellow Belt (YB) or Green Belt (GB) training. This is a huge commitment by the SRHC organization. Before coming to SRHC I spent years as a management consultant working with many organizations, both profit and not for profit.
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Lean News – 2016 Calendar

Lean Classes will be starting again in January. We hope you enjoyed the short break during this busy time of year. When you register for Green Belt Classes that you will register for 1 class, but there will be 8 sessions to the class and attendance at all sessions is important. (Example: the Jan 14-Mar 3 class meets every Thursday morning for 8 weeks.)

Upcoming Workshops

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a set of tools and strategies for process improvement. Lean Six Sigma in healthcare is a relatively new field that combines Six Sigma analytics and Lean’s speed with the intent of improving patient care quality and reducing cost.dd
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