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Once relegated strictly to manufacturing, lean methods are now being applied across business, government, health care, and even nonprofits.
Two major works demonstrating that real reform is quite possibly in the trenches of healthcare delivery.
Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience
"...This is a front line story, not a pie in the sky theory or project of the month. It is a story about real people dedicated to the pursuit of habitual excellence."
-Paul O'Neill, 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey: Driving Culture Change to Increase Value
"I have known Seattle Children's for over 30 years and have watched their leaders take Children's from a good pediatric hospital to an emerging international powerhouse."
- J. Michael Rona, Rona Consulting Group
In the New York Times
CRC Press Authors Mark Graban, a senior fellow at the Lean Enterprise Institute and Seattle Children's Hospital President and COO Patrick Hagan were quoted in the following NY Times article:
Factory Efficiency Comes to the Hospital
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