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May 2, 2013

My guest is Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic in central Illinois. Alan is one of the keynote presenters at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, to be held June 5-6, 2013 in Orlando. Alan has been CEO for 14 years, leading Christie Clinic in their Lean journey that started in 2005 when he saw 


Mar 30, 2013

Joining me for this episode is Leonard L. Berry, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. We are talking about his article that he co-authored with John Toussaint, MD Mayo Clinic Proceedings“The Promise of Lean in Health Care” (PDF) - which I blogged about...


Mar 9, 2013

My guest for episode #12 (#166 of the LeanBlog Podcast series) is Julie Bartels, Executive Vice President, National Healthcare Information at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. In this episode, we are talking about their new program, the Healthcare Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN). Julie tells...


Feb 8, 2013

Our guest today is Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health (based in Winona, Minnesota). Rachelle was a part of the CEO panel in last year’s Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit and her comments on leading a health system’s Lean transformation were well received. In this discussion, she says, “Everything I do has...


Feb 1, 2013

My guest for this episode is Dr. Gregory R. Johnson, the Chief Medical Officer at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this episode, we talk about how Parkview is using Lean to cope with today’s challenging environment, how Dr. Johnson encourages Lean thinking among physicians, and the role of standardization...