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14 - Alan Gleghorn, CEO of Christie Clinic

My guest is Alan Gleghorn, CEO ofChristie Clinicin central Illinois. Alan is one of the keynote presenters at the upcomingLean 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 sawThedaCare's current CEO Dr. Dean Grunerpresent at a conference. In this episode, Alan talks about how they got started with Lean, what they learned fromAutolivand theShingo Prize...


13 - Prof. Len Berry on "The Promise of Lean in Healthcare"

Joining me for this episode isLeonard L. Berry, PhD,Distinguished Professor of Marketing in theMays Business School at Texas A&M University. We are talking about his article that he co-authored with John Toussaint, MDMayo Clinic Proceedings:“The Promise of Lean in Health Care” (PDF)- whichI blogged about earlier. In this podcast, Len talks about his time being embedded in ThedaCare and the lessons he learned there... for example, why is it incorrect to assume that "standardized work" means...


11 - Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health

Our guest today isRachelle Schultz, CEO ofWinona Health(based in Winona, Minnesota). Rachelle was a part of the CEO panel in last year’sLean Healthcare Transformation Summitand her comments on leading a health system’s Lean transformation were well received. In this discussion, she says, “Everything I do has to drive Lean,” as we talk about how her system is using Lean in these challenging times and what the impact has been – quality, satisfaction, financial. This episode is produced in...


10 - Dr. Greg Johnson, A Chief Medical Officer Talks Lean

My guest for this episode isDr. Gregory R. Johnson, the Chief Medical Officer at Parkview Healthin 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 in medicine. Dr. Johnson says Parkview is moving toward “having everyone operating in a Lean way, all 8200 co-workers” instead of just doing “Rapid Improvement Events.” This...


#7 - Ray Seidelberg of Iowa Health System, "Adaptive Design"

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." Our podcast page Episode Host: Mark Graban


#3 - Dr. Jack Billi, University of Michigan

Episode #3 is a chat with Dr. Jack Billi from the University of Michigan Health System and Medical School. Here, we talk about their lean work and how Dr. Billi works with physicians to engage them in lean, tying lean problem solving methods, including the A3 approach, to the scientific method and medical thinking. Dr. Billi talks about the right approach to the lean concept of "standardized work" in a way that works for medicine and complex patient situations. Our podcast page...