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Lean Leadership in the Time of the Great Resignation

By: Felicity Pino, MS, MPA, Director of Performance Improvement at Children’s Mercy Throughout 2021, more than 47.8 million American employees voluntarily left their jobs, an all-time record, and 12 million more than in 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022).  The year saw so many resignations that the trend became known as “the Great Resignation.”  Currently, […]

Podcast, The Lens – 58. How to Build a Better Boat and Keep it Afloat

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We are joined by Jeannine Grinnell, CEO of UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center, who presented a keynote at the 2022 Catalysis Lean Healthcare Summit in Salt Lake City, sharing about their journey and work to “build a better boat.” Related Items Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Catalysis Healthcare Value Network Customized Services

Podcast, The Lens – 57. Adapting Huddles for a Hybrid Remote World

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            Daily huddles are an important element in a lean management system. Shelcy Kamrud and Natalie Bergstrom, from Mount Sinai Morningside, share with us about how they implemented and adapted their daily huddle standard to their Patient Care Liaison team, virtually. Related Items Article “Adapting Daily Management Huddles for a […]

Adapting Daily Management Huddles for a Hybrid Remote World

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Co-written by Shelcy Kamrud and Natalie Bergstrom The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic swept through New York City in March of 2020. At Mount Sinai Morningside, teams across the hospital were also in the beginning stages of implementing both communication and improvement huddles by utilizing large dry erase boards in their departments. While many frontline clinical […]

Podcast, The Lens – 56. Adding a Higher Tiered Non-Clinical Huddle

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            Kim Brown and Beau Gostomsky, from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, join us to talk about how they have implemented and learned from huddles for Shared Services leaders. Related Items Lean Management System in Action workshop Creating a Lean Management System workshop Beyond Heroes by Kim Barnas Transformation Roadmap Services Catalysis […]

Podcast, The Lens – 55. Learnings from Using Leader Standard Work

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Dr. Mike Conroy, Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Medical Group in Sacramento, shares how he uses leader standard work and what he has learned. Leader standard work has been a big topic of conversation throughout the Catalysis community because it can help us stay focused on what matters most. Related Items Leader Standard Work course […]

Podcast, The Lens – 54. How a Buddy System Supports Personal Development

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            Don Shilton, Executive Coach with Catalysis, explains how healthcare executives he is coaching have been utilizing a buddy system to help them with personal development. Related Items Principle-Based Executive Coaching Customized Services Becoming the Change by John Toussaint, MD, and Kim Barnas

Podcast, The Lens – 53. What the RaDonda Vaught Case Teaches Us About Culture’s Influence on Patient Safety

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            We are joined by Ken Segel from Value Capture, to reflect on the impact of RaDonda Vaught’s conviction on healthcare. Ken co-authored an article with John Toussaint, “4 Actions to Reduce Medical Errors in US Hospitals,” that was recently published in Harvard Business Review. Related Items 4 Actions to […]

Podcast, The Lens – 52. Using the Model Cell Approach to Lean Implementation

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            Model cells are test centers in an organization to experiment with new ideas and provide the opportunity to showcase what’s possible to the rest of the organization. Julie Williams, Operational Innovation Specialist at Nebraska Methodist Health System, one of our Catalysis Healthcare Network Value member organizations, shares with us […]