KataCon 2017 Keynote: Joe Ross, CEO, Meritus Health

The following was submitted by Mark Rosenthal at TheLeanThinker.com. We at Meritus are excited share what we have learned, and learn how to improve our approach in 2017. Hopefully a few of the mid-Atlantic consortia members can join us in San Diego next month! KataCon 2017 Keynote: Joe Ross: January 23, 2017 Mark Rosenthal Health Care, Toyota Kata Last year I nominated Joe Ross, the CEO of Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD to be a keynote speaker at the 2017 KataCon. I did so beca...
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December Lean Consortia Meeting – Summit Health

Hello Fellow Lean Leaders!! On behalf of  Summit Health, we invite you to join the Summit Lean Promotion Office for the December Consortia meeting. We'd like to start at 9:00 am. We're hoping you can stay for our lunchtime report out which starts at 12:15 and ends at 1:00 pm.  These report outs are one of the key deliverables and accountability factors helping to embed our Lean processes in every day work. Please let me know what topics of interest you want to discuss. And.. please shar...
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Guest Post – How Things Get Done by Joe Hood

There are two types of authority in any enterprise.  There is positional authority, which is formal authority and comes with the job description and title.  Examples are the CEO, CFO, and Chief Imagination Officer titles. Then there is informal authority.  This is the place where organizations really get tasks accomplished as most of the front-to-back work of delivering goods and services occurs. The vision and purpose of the enterprise is actualized at the intersection of these two ty...
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Consortia Meeting at Hanover Hospital – Friday October 21st

Hanover will be hosting the next Consortia meeting scheduled for Friday, October 21st, from 0830 - 1230.  We will hold the meeting at Hanover Hospital, 300 Highland Avenue, Hanover, PA, 17331, in the A3 Conference Room.  Directions to our facility - http://www.hanoverhospital.org/hh/find-us.aspx.  You will want to enter the Hospital through the main entrance and wait in the Lobby, there is a building map contained in the link, someone will meet you in the Lobby to escort you to the A3 Conference...
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TJC Safety Alert- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Quick Safety   Managing neonatal abstinence syndrome Issue: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a drug withdrawal syndrome experienced shortly after birth by infants who were exposed to opioids in utero. Symptoms of NAS include hyperirritability, excessive crying, poor sleep, poor feeding, diarrhea, hypertonia and tremors. Other symptoms include autonomic instability, poor sucking reflex, and in some cases, seizures. This issue has grown substantially over the last decad...
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August 31st Lean Healthcare Consortia Meeting

We at Frederick Regional Health System are looking forward to hosting the August Consortia Meeting. We are planning to have the meeting at the new Mt. Airy facility. This facility was designed using lean concepts and we would like to show it off. :) If there are any items or topics that you would like to have addressed at this meeting please let me know. Darryl Benson
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June Regional Lean Healthcare Consortia Meeting

Valley Health is working on the plans for hosting our June meeting here at Valley Health.  The team at Page Memorial Hospital, located in scenic Luray, VA, led by Portia Brown (Lean Facilitator and Vice President, Performance Improvement) has volunteered to host the meeting.  They have done a lot of work to build a Lean culture within the hospital. Please let me know two things (in the comments below): Which date works better – Wed, June 29 or Thu, June 30 Is there a specific topic of...
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New Templates Posted!

Thank you to all who attended April's consortia meeting at Meritus Health and for the great discussion around the two topics of interest: Emergency Department direct bedding implementation (thank you to LVHN's Chris Kita for presenting) Leader Daily Rounding/Leader Standard work. I would also like to thank Darryl Benson from Frederick Memorial Hospital for offering to help administer this page. Not only is there a lot of willingness to share current best practices between health syste...
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SBAR Template for Sepsis

Template – SBAR for SepsisClick here or on the picture below to download an MS Word template using the SBAR format for suspected septic patients. Feel free to download and modify, as needed. Please let us know if you develop an improved format and we will be glad to share with others! 
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