April Lean Consortia Agenda – Meritus


Meritus Health will be hosting the next Lean Healthcare Consortia meeting scheduled for Monday, April 24th, starting at 9:00 am at Meritus Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742, in Robinwood Room 142.

Please see updated agenda below.

  • 9:00 am to 9:30 am – Welcome and Networking Breakfast (Introduction)
  • 9:30 am to 9:40 am – Personal Connection Kata
  • 9:40 am to 9:50 am – Surgical Kata
  • 9:55 am to 10:00 am – Clinical Trials Patient Enrollment Kata
  • 10:00 am to 10:10 am – Patient Experience Call Light Kata
  • 10:15 am to 11:30 am – Round Robin Discussions
    • OR on time first case start
    • Attendees can share what they are currently working on
    • Best process improvement initiatives (what worked well)
    • Q & A
  • 11:30 am to 1 pm – Open for additional topics if needed and lunch


  Name Dept.  Facility
Andrew Bishop Surgery and Rehab Hospital Wellspan
Mike Boatwright Behavioral Health Hospital Wellspan
Tom Uhlig PI Wellspan
Darryl Benson PI FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
FMH staff FMH
Taffy Clark QI WMHC
Luann Garland QI Hanover
OR staff OR Hanover
OR staff OR Hanover
 OR staff  OR  Hanover
Amy Helmuth Pinnacle Health
Andy Struebing PI Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC)
Jim Carty Valley Health
Valley Health staff Valley Health
Craig Stritar OI Meritus
Sara Absahri OI Meritus
Derek Dayley OI Meritus
Odessa Englehart OI Meritus
Jill Zimmerman Nursing Meritus
Sheronda Brown JMCC Meritus
Pam Horner Nursing Meritus
Marsha Hickey Care Management Meritus
Brett Kane or Deb OR Meritus
Chris Rogers OI Meritus

Thank you very much.

~Meritus Operations Improvement Team

3 thoughts on “April Lean Consortia Agenda – Meritus

  1. Have you done any PI on – on time first starts in the OR? I would be interested in seeing what was done.

    1. We have at Meritus. There were some interesting learnings along the way we can share. Has anybody else made progress in this area and would like to share?

      If there is enough interest in particular functional areas, we can arrange the trip into breakout sessions. It would be interesting to pair up a few OR teams from across the consortia!

  2. Love the topics! Particularly looking forward to the patient experience and OR on-time starts pieces. For OR OTS, would be interested in your definitions as well (in the past ours tended to vary, depending who you were talking to).

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