Newsletter: Experience Culture and Observe Executive Behaviors Ideal for Healthcare Transformation

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Experience Culture and Observe Executive Behaviors Ideal for Healthcare Transformation

There’s no question seeing is believing. Especially at organizations that have successfully implemented lean principles into their day-to-day operations.

With this in mind, we encourage you to attend an Executive Site Visit in person, and get your organization’s lean transformation journey started on the right path. Catalysis has partnered with several hospital care delivery systems to host site visits in 2017.

Learn more and register for a site visit in 2017.

And if you missed Dr. John Toussaint’s recent webinar, “The Power of Going to See,” we encourage you to view the recorded presentation at your convenience. The strategies shared by organizations including Lee Health in Ft. Myers, Florida, and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, are powerful as well as empowering. Please click the link below and bookmark the video to watch when you have a spare moment.
“Andy & Me and the Hospital,” Now Available
We are pleased to now offer “Andy & Me and the Hospital: Furt
her Adventures on the Lean Journey,” in the Catalysis bookstore. The book, by Pascal Dennis, follows Tom Pappas’s relationship with Andy Saito, a retired 
Toyota guru. Pappas and Saito are asked  to use their skills to help a major New York City hospital avoid disaster.

“This is a great read full of insights into how and why healthcare leaders must change. This book stays focused on the most important activities and behaviors leaders need to learn to create a culture of continuous improvement. Another home run by Pascal Dennis.”

-Dr. John Toussaint, Catalysis CEO
UC Berkeley Center for Lean Engagement and Research Launches Lean Action Research Learning Collaborative
In 2016, Catalysis began its partnership with UC Berkeley, establishing the Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR). One of the first CLEAR initiatives is the Lean Action Research Learning Collaborative. This group will consist of approximately 10 hospitals/integrated healthcare systems that view lean and related transformational improvement approaches as an overall management operating system to improve the value of care to patients. 

CLEAR now seeks organizational members to join the collaborative. Members must be able to commit to continuing their participation for at least five years, which will provide enough time to do meaningful longitudinal studies of the impact of lean management on performance outcomes.

Organizations interested in joining the collaborative can contact Janet Blodgett at [email protected] or call (510)643-9732.  For more information about CLEAR, visit
Upcoming Educational Events and Conferences
We encourage you to register now for the lean events that will help you and your organization on your transformation journey. For a complete list,
download our calendar of events.
March 14-15: Third Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit – Europe

March 28-29: Designing the Plan to Engage Physicians in the Lean Transformation,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California

April 18-21: Lean Leadership Series, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, North Carolina

April 24-28: Shingo International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

May 2-5: Lean Leadership Series, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington
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