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Webinar: LEAN - What a Medical Center Learned on Its Journey

Live Broadcast Completed
Now Available on Demand


Duration: 60 minutes
Complimentary Webinar
First in a Series: Top Challenges Facing Healthcare Facilities

Top manufacturing companies have effectively used lean management for decades.  Leaders in healthcare facility management have discovered that lean principles can be used in the design, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities and the results are dramatic.

Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa started on its lean journey four years ago.  Learn how they use 3P design methods on various projects. Discover what Mercy Medical learned from other healthcare organizations, and the impact of lean on their operations. 


Hal Hudson
Director of Construction
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

Nathan Bergh
Process Excellence
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

Colby Tuttle
Technical Director

Moderator:  B. Alan Whitson, President of Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute and Seminar Leader for the IFMA Healthcare Institute’s acclaimed educational workshops and podcasts.


In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • The rapid improvement process
  • What Mercy Medical learned from other hospitals 
  • Diagnosing potential choke points that stifle efficiency and increase costs
  • How to free up space to improve flow and productivity
  • Where and how to set priorities in an existing facility
  • Why having the right data at the onset leads to big leaps in efficiency
  • Identify the most important qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure improvement
  • How to account for materials and needs of on-going maintenance personnel
  • Facilities infrastructure has a life of its own – where this plays in lean

Mercy Medical’s lean journey was presented at the recent Healthcare Design Conference as part of IFMA Healthcare Institute’s Facilities Management Track.  Tune in to see what you missed and get more information on the hottest management tool in healthcare today.

No registration fee. This webinar is offered compliments of Planon

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