Healthcare Value Network Welcomes New Member Valley Health

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Valley Health joins healthcare leaders from more than 50 other systems across North America who share a commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective care through the application of lean concepts.

Were honored to welcome Valley Health as our first new member in 2015, said Mike Stoecklein, director of the network. Through the member network, Valley Health has the opportunity to leverage innovative value-based processes on behalf of its patients.

HVN members benefit from:

  • Intensive site visits, known as gemba, at their colleagues facilities.
  • Access to standard work templates, articles, webinars, videos, and other exclusive member resources.
  • The networks proven assessment methodology to gauge progress on their lean journeys.
  • Peer-to-peer discussions, relationships and learning opportunities through affinity groups on special topics and other methods.

Our focus always has been on putting patients first and leading with innovative healthcare. Joining HVN is yet another way we provide the best care for our patients and grow healthier, together, said Jim Carty, director of management engineering at Valley Health. We look forward to learning from other members, and in turn, sharing our knowledge with them.

Established in 2009, the network was founded by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. It is now an integral part of the Center and its healthcare mission.

Valley Health is a not-for-profit health system serving a population of 450,000 in northwest Virginia and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Valley Health includes six hospitals: Winchester Medical Center, a 445-bed regional referral center; Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Virginia; Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Virginia; Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Virginia; Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, West Virginia; and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Additional services include physician practices, medical transport, Urgent Care centers, a retail pharmacy, and durable medical equipment stores. For more information, visit:

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