Category: Lean Healthcare

Total 69 Posts

GA 243 | How to Strive to Thrive with Michael Lombard

This week’s guest is Michael Lombard. Michael and Ron discussed Michael’s career thus far, specifically his work in healthcare and his use of kata. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: What Michael has been up to (4:22) Michael’s healthcare journey

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GA 231 | How to Think Scientifically in Healthcare with Maurene Stock and Katie Melching

This week’s guests are Maurene Stock and Katie Melching of Mercy Health Muskegon. They shed some light on the organization’s lean journey, including their approach and how they learned to think scientifically. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds

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GA 228 | How to Apply Lean to Architecture and Engineering with Kurt Neubek

This week’s guest is Kurt Neubek, an architect who is also one of our Six Sigma Black Belt recipients. Kurt explained how he uses continuous improvement in his line of work. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Kurt’s background (2:21)

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GA 225 | How to Create a Strategy Execution Plan with David Asher

This week’s guest is our new Director of Certification & Coaching, David Asher. Ron and David talked about the importance of having a Strategy Execution Plan, among other things. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Dave’s background (2:22) The quote

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Set Full Sail

  Getting started with lean in an existing organization is a challenge on many levels.  Often some of the most important steps in a lean journey are not recognized. A common place people think they start is with 5S.  It’s an excellent way to begin improvement practices and daily routines

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GA 215 | How to Reflect on Lessons Learned with Brian Buck

This week’s guest is Brian Buck. Brian reflected back on his journey thus far and shared some of the lessons he’s learned, including the importance of defining and maintaining standards. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brian’s background (3:06) His

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GA 212 | How to Combine TWI, Kata, and a Kaizen Event with Brandon Brown

This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon explained how he and his team have combined elements of TWI, kata, and kaizen events into a unique and effective learning system. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brandon’s background (2:47) An overview

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GA 211 | How to Navigate a Kaizen Journey with Jeff Kaas

This week’s guest is Jeff Kaas, President of Kaas Tailored and Lead Consultant at Truth Bit Pull Consulting. Jeff described how he discovered kaizen, how it changed his company, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jeff’s background (1:59)

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GA 200 | What We’ve Learned from 200 Episodes with Ron Pereira and Past Guests

This week we’re celebrating a milestone: our 200th episode. For this special episode we decided to highlight some of the major themes we’ve had thus far, featuring some truly incredible guests. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Simon Sinek: Knowing

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Big Decisions Don’t Lead to Results

The Big Idea January’s the month for resolutions–big decisions to make significant changes in one’s life.  Celebration of the new year offers a sense of renewal and opportunity for change.  While the month of January is often the time for resolutions to do good things, it’s also the month of

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