Newsletter: How to Sustain a Lean Transformation

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Sustaining Lean Transformation

Kim Barnas, president of Catalysis, recently created a new article on the core elements healthcare organizations must have in place to sustain a lean healthcare transformation.

“Leading people through complex organizational change requires extraordinary diligence and constant attention,” writes Barnas.
The first two core elements are:
  • Lean methods and systems start at the top and are rooted in values, principles and behaviors.
  • Effective leadership + lean principles and tools + lean management system = the lean operating system.

Download the article to discover how your organization can achieve lasting lean transformation.

Read Kim’s Article


New Titles in Our Store (and Free Shipping on All U.S. Orders)
We’ve expanded our
Catalysis bookstore with several new titles (and more to come this summer). A few of the new book resources now in the Store include:
  • Lead True, by Jeff Thompson, MD
  • Toyota Kata, by Mike Rother
  • Everything I Learned About Lean I Learned in First Grade, by Robert Martichenko
  • Preventing Physician Burnout, by Dr. Paul DeChant, MD, and Diane Shannon, MD, MPH

Whether just starting out or well down your lean healthcare transformation journey, these books can help. To learn more about volume discounts and which books are best for your organization, contact Steven Bollinger at [email protected]

Now providing free shipping with all orders shipped in the United States. 



Are You Registered?
2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

The 8th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit officially kicks off on June 5 (pre-summit workshops). While you still have time to register, seats are filling fast and we expect a sold out event.

We are pleased to add one final keynote presenter to the Summit agenda. Tim Pehrson is Intermountain Healthcare’s market leader for Northern Utah and Southern Idaho. He will share his expertise with Summit attendees on Thursday, June 8.

Join us in Palm Springs and hear from healthcare leaders who will provide valuable insights that will generate measurable results.



A Lean Leader Is A Humble Leader
John Toussaint, MD said: “A humble leader is someone who goes to the front line and asks questions, seeking to help where he or she can. Instead of shooting from the hip and feeling that pedestal wobble under his or her feet, the lean leader asks for input from others.”

Join us for an Executive Site Visit to see lean leaders in action.



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