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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECATALYSIS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SITE VISIT AT UMASS MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE UMass Opens Doors to Show What Lean Transformation Looks Like APPLETON, WIS. / WORCESTER, MASS. – April 12, 2017 – UMass Memorial Health Care and Catalysis today announced an exclusive Executive Site Visit at the UMass Memorial campus at a date and time to be determined this summer. Hospital executives are invited to see how UMass staff implemented lean principles to improve day-to-day operations and enhance healthcare delivery. “UMass Memorial made extraordinary advances thanks to the lean initiatives its leadership implemented,” said Kim Barnas, president of Catalysis. “The Executive Site Visits help executives understand how teams partner to deliver value to patients. This ‘go and see’ opportunity is ideal for any organization hoping to implement lean principles.” During the day-long visit, hospital executives and other leaders will meet and speak with UMass Memorial staff who implemented lean healthcare practices. They will see guiding principles in action as well as the components of lean management practices that help reduce costs, change culture and enhance patient care. Participants will also discover how staff and physicians partner to deliver value to patients, and how to sustain improvement by aligning the organization culture around guiding principles. To register, visit the Catalysis Education website or contact a member of the Catalysis Education Team at [email protected]. About UMass Memorial Health Care UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 13,200 employees and 1,700 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our cancer, diabetes, heart and vascular, and musculoskeletal programs, UMass Memorial delivers safe, high-quality and compassionate care. Visit umassmemorialhealthcare.org. About Catalysis Catalysis inspires healthcare leaders and accelerates change. With a focus on experiential education, Catalysis helps healthcare leaders in the United States and Europe create transformative change designed around the patient, payment and incentives based on value and outcomes, and transparency of performance (quality and cost). Founded in 2008, Catalysis is a not for profit whose mission is to help create more healthcare value in the industry. Learn more at: createvalue.org.