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Lean Healthcare Fundamentals

If you could change a typical day in your hospital:

  • Would staff engage in their daily goals like never before with ownership and pride?

  • Would leaders spend more time developing staff to think more critically and problem solve on key goals?

  • Would chaos give way to structure? 

  • Would endless marathon meetings change to daily 15-20 min focused huddles driven by staff?

  • Would 80% of the improvement ideas come from front line staff vs 80% coming from senior leadership?

You can take the initiative to align your entire staff and encourage them to take improving the business in mind while doing their everyday responsibilities. The above wish list of changes are all happy by-products of implementing a Lean Daily Management System.


  • Leaders, physicians and staff learn Lean Healthcare Fundamentals in a team based setting addressing real healthcare challenges

  • Teams compete to improve key hospital/clinic level goals by applying classroom learning to team based hospital challenges

  • Leaders and staff learn key Lean principles such as waste, 5S, flow, standard work, A3 problem solving, balanced work and Lean layout and apply these principles to their team based challenges and workplace

  • Leaders and staff learn huddle board development


  • Improvement in key hospital metrics/goals (LWBS, LOS, throughput/volume, no shows, quality, staff engagement, patient satisfaction)

  • At the end of the workshop, each participant will understand key Lean principles to improve their Hospital/Clinic flow, reduce waste, balanced work (reduce labor cost) and improve quality and cycle time (LOS).

  • Development of key leaders, physicians and staff on foundational Lean improvement principles

  • Follow-on project support/consultation is available from instructors

Who Should Attend

All levels of hospital and clinic leadership, physicans and staff.


See an instructor's full biography by clicking on their name.

Schedule & Fees


The cost of the workshop is $450 per person.

Group discount of 10% for organizations sending three or more.

Course Schedule

Expand the menu sections below to review agenda items:

  • Lean Overview
  • The Toyota House of Lean
  • Lean Daily Management
  • Waste
  • 5S
  • Flow
  • Standard Work
  • Team Challenges and Problem Solving

  • Lunch
  • Special Guest, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Leadership, to discuss Lean Transformation

  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Balanced Work
  • Lean Layout
  • Starting Lean Projects (follow-up project support/consultation is available from instructors)


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