Healthcare Value Network Welcomes New Members

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Scripps Health, San Francisco General and Providence Little Company of Mary Join Network

Appleton, Wisconsin (Aug. 6, 2015) — The Healthcare Value Network (HVN) welcomes three new members to its peer-to-peer learning community: Scripps Health, San Francisco General Hospital, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. All three are California-based providers. The new members join 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. 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 network’s 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.
"We look forward to collaborating with the Healthcare Value Network as we continue our journey to develop our people and provide excellent, patient centered care,” said Jenna Bilinski, clinical services manager, San Francisco General Hospital. HVN director Mike Stoecklein talked about the benefits of the network’s continued expansion. “As we grow, it creates more opportunities to learn and share from other organizations. Healthcare is rapidly evolving, and while attending conferences and seminars will help keep up to date, sharing how those changes helped your organization is essential to the process of providing improved value and care for patients,” he said. 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.


Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, California. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and more than 14,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of physician offices throughout the region. Recognized as a leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care.  With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at


San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) is an essential part of San Francisco's health care system serving some 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city's inpatient care. Recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals, we serve the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day. Considered one of the finest public hospitals, San Francisco General offers compassionate and culturally competent care to a diverse community of patients in more than 20 languages. SFGH is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health. We are part of a city wide integrated health care system, providing primary, specialty and hospital care for vulnerable populations, including Healthy San Francisco and SF PATH. Learn more at:


Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has a reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology and a distinct focus on the personal nature of caring for our patients. In addition to excellent general medical, surgical and critical care services, the hospital offers a number of specialty programs and services including advanced robotic surgery with da Vinci for gynecologic, urologic and cardiac procedures; a Heart Center that features advanced cardiac catheterization and angiography equipment and coronary angioplasty and open heart surgery available around the clock; and a state of the art obstetrical unit complete with the county’s first single family Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to enhance parent-child bonding for even the most fragile of infants, and an on-site Perinatal Center providing complete fetal diagnostic testing and genetic counseling. Learn more at:  

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