Category Archives: Corporate News

Catalysis Update on COVID-19 and Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

Posted on by Kim Barnas

After much consideration and with guidance from our board of directors we have made the decision to cancel the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit scheduled for June 3-4, 2020, in Salt Lake City, UT. This cancellation includes all related activities such as Pre-Summit Workshops and Post-Summit Go-and-Sees. Our decision is consistent with guidelines set by the […]

The Lens, Episode #1 – The Importance of the Board in the Organizational Excellence Journey

Posted on by CATALYSIS

​       Board engagement is often overlooked as part of the cultural transformation. There are four content areas a board needs to focus on to provide needed support to management in this culture transformation journey. Ensure grounding through increasing their knowledge of principles, behaviors, and systems and practicing the methods of organizational excellence. […]

The Lens, by Catalysis – Podcast coming soon!

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​       We are excited to announce that our podcast, The Lens, will be available soon! In this podcast listeners will hear from healthcare leaders who are accelerating change within their organizations. Discussions will include topics like continuous improvement, strategy definition and deployment, and leadership behaviors for cultural transformation. You can find The […]

In Remembrance of Former Board Member Michael Sachs

Our dear friend and former Catalysis board member Michael Sachs passed away last weekend. At the Catalysis board meeting yesterday we recognized him and his contribution not only to our organization but to the broader healthcare world. Michael inspired us by doing important things. Founding the original hospital database, which we now know as Truven, […]

Press Release: ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Changes Name to Catalysis as Part of Rebranding Initiative

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                                                                                              NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THEDACARE CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE VALUE CHANGES NAME TO CATALYSIS AS PART OF REBRANDING INITIATIVE  Catalysis Provides Healthcare Leaders with Proven Programs and Resources to Inspire and Accelerate Healthcare Value APPLETON, WISC. – November 15, 2016 – ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, […]

We’ve Changed Our Name to Catalysis

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We’re extremely excited to share some bold news with you: Today, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value became Catalysis. This change is part of our larger rebranding strategy. It includes the new name, logo, and new colors, which you see here in this newsletter, on our website at, on our social media sites, and […]

UC Berkeley School of Public Health Opens New Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare

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NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH OPENS NEW CENTER FOR LEAN ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE   Funded By ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Rona Consulting Group and Lean Enterprise Institute, New Center Will Study Lean Healthcare Management Strategies BERKELEY, CALIF. – October 13, […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Welcomes New Human Resources Director

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Appleton, Wis. (June 1, 2016) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value recently hired Human Resources Director Peter Mariahazy, who will be responsible for human resources and technology for the Center. “This is a new position for us, and we are so excited to have Peter take the lead,” said Kim Barnas, president of the […]