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Using Creative Problem-Solving to Protect Patients and Staff

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Safety is an essential focus of healthcare organizations on the journey to organizational excellence. For Hennepin Health in Minnesota, patient and staff safety is a top priority. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit they chose to use their problem-solving skills to come up with a creative way to approach […]

Torrance Memorial Medical Center Using Lean Thinking and Resources to Produce PPE

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing shortages of PPE, meaning that healthcare organizations all over the world must finding creative ways to help ensure that their staff has what they need to effectively care for patients. Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, in Torrance, Ca, formed an assembly line to produce face shields […]

Swiss Doctor Taps His Past to Help Zurich Meet PPE Needs

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The know-how Stefan Metzker gained on his journey – first as a Cape Town intensive care doctor, then supplying African doctors with Chinese-made surgical gear and now as a Swiss hospital CEO – prepared him to help when COVID-19 struck. Answering a call from Zurich officials desperate for face masks, surgical gowns and gloves, Metzker […]

“In the Zone: ‘Clean and Contaminated’ Demarcation to Improve Staff Flow and Conserve PPE” COVID Lean Hospital Hack #4

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By Lucy Xenophon at Mount Sinai Morningside This is the fourth edition in a series of write-ups on innovations that Mount Sinai Morningside hospital has implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. We hope you find the accounts of our agile response useful and we encourage you to reach out with any questions. […]

Restart Planning Guidance Update

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We are working with organizations in our healthcare community to understand the process and needs for restarting business lines in healthcare organizations as many healthcare organizations are thinking into the future. Here is the most recent guidance and thinking. Update 04-28-20 How much COVID-19 space is necessary? Are the expanded spaces held in reserve or […]

Can You Answer These Five Questions?

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Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member Torrance Memorial (TM) is a 610-bed hospital in California. Leadership, for years, has embraced respect for people as the principle underlying all their actions. It’s one thing to give lip service to “our people are our most important asset” it’s another thing to show it through action. When Covid hit […]

How the Process Improvement Team is Supporting Key Workflows During COVID-19 at Mercy St. Louis

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A Vice President of Process Improvement and a Lean Specialist are managing the day-to-day process development, questions fielding, and workflow development for: Workflow and criteria for COVID-19 testing for physicians and providers Database and process for notifying physicians and patients of results Infection control processes and workflows, including PPE standards, education, and electronic mechanism for […]