Upcoming Public Training workshops
GBMP Lean Certificate in Healthcare meets on eight Thursdays, starting on May 4 and ending June 22, 2017 at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA. The essential program was developed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge, experience and confidence to effect positive change within their own organizations. The comprehensive course teaches the fundamentals of continuous improvement in a classroom setting in tandem with working as teams applying the principles and tools of continuous improvement in actual healthcare processes at Lawrence General. Read more & Register...
Future Dates/Locations: A link to registration will be live when registration opens.
Introduction to Lean in Healthcare 1 Day Course
GBMP will offer the course three times in 2017 at Lowell General Hospital on May 23rd, August 30th & November 30th. Read more about the workshop and register your group for the date that works best for your team's schedule. FREE for GBMP members! Read more & Register...
The 13th Annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference
will be held September 19-20, 2017 in Worcester MA. Network and learn with peers who are as passionate about continuous improvement as you are. With five concurrent tracks and more than 50 sessions (including one entire track dedicated to Applying Lean Principles in Healthcare) this is one event you do not want to miss! Learn much more at www.northeastLEANconference.org
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MORE News and helpful information
Here's a great little list from Dan Fleming - Five Tips for Creating an Effective Suggestion System, which was published in the May/June 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive. Enjoy!
Please take a moment to watch a brief video to learn how GBMP's products, services, workshops and membership community can help your healthcare organization strategically deploy Continuous Process Improvement, engage and ignite the creativity of employees and achieve operational excellence everyday!
"Ron, I just wanted to share feedback with you from the October GBMP class at Concord Hospital. You received rave reviews from the participants - the class really enjoyed and appreciated all the hands-on activities, especially the Operation game. Thank you for taking time with this class to engage in meaningful dialogue, share real-time healthcare project examples, and give them ample opportunities to apply the tools in class. I very much appreciated that you were flexible in modifying the time spent at the Gemba due to high census and staffing shortages--the way you delivered the message was perfect! Thanks again for making this class a great one for all!" Heather Larivee, Lean Six Sigma Improvement Specialist, MS, ALM, LSSGB, Lean Operations, Concord Hospital, Concord NH
"Dan, I wanted to drop you quick note of thanks for a really great experience during the Lean Certificate course. You are an exceptional facilitator and I appreciated the comprehensive overview of principles each morning and the ability to apply the lessons in the afternoons. We are looking forward to implementing Lean in our work everyday.” Meg Luizz, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth
"GBMP has really helped our employees learn how to collaborate to address problems using targeted lean tools, thinking and methods. The changes that have been implemented enhance both the patient and employee experience, and most importantly demonstrate to our staff that they can be the creators of good changes on a daily basis.” Kelly Muir, Practice Administrator, Boston Children's Hospital
We are truly fortunate to be collaborating with GBMP in our lean transformation at Signature Healthcare. The time afforded by the lean events combined with the world-class training and support from GBMP created an environment that allowed the team to work collaboratively on solving a complex problem through the use of lean tools, thinking and methods. The implemented countermeasures had immediate positive impacts, which have been sustained through problem solving and integration with our lean management system. We have been able to develop customized lean deployment and training solutions that meet the specific and unique needs of Signature Healthcare. Our partnership with GBMP has profoundly impacted us both culturally and operationally, and we are a stronger organization for it." David Marshall, Lean Development Manager, Signature Healthcare