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May 31, 2011

In this episode, we are joined by Dean Gruner,  MD, the President & CEO of ThedaCare, a health system in Wisconsin that is considered by most to be a leader in the application of the lean management system to healthcare improvement. Dean talks about the basics of "strategy deployment" as a management system and how it...

Apr 21, 2011

In episode #7, I am joined by Ray Seidelman, a Performance Improvement Manager at the Iowa Health System. We are talking about the "Adaptive Design" methodology and how it engages front-line staff in making improvements with the goal of "ideal patient care."

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Mar 31, 2011

In this episode, Pat Hagan, the COO of Seattle Children's Hospital talks about their lean journey and the recently published book "Leaning the Lean Healthcare Journey" that was recently released.

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Mar 10, 2011

Episode #5 is a discussion with two guests from Akron (OH) Children's Hospital and their Center for Operations Excellence, Kris Grayem and Chris Weisbrod. They were part of a Healthcare Value Leaders Network member visit to the company Autoliv, a top automotive supplier, in November. Kris and Chris discuss the important...

Feb 17, 2011

Episode #4 is a conversation with Alan Gleghorn, the CEO of Christie Clinic. Since 1929, Christie Clinic has been serving the people of east central Illinois as one of the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practices in Illinois. In this episode, we talk about how Alan has taken an active role in...