2013-14 Lean Training

In 2013 and 2014, Oregon hospital staff from across the state received Yellow, Green and Black Belt certification in Lean, after completing training programs by Purdue Healthcare Advisors. In total, 140 individuals attended classroom sessions, passed a certification exam, and completed a Lean project. Lean works in health care in much the same way it does in other industries: to streamline processes, reduce cost, and improve quality and timely delivery of products and services. Many successful and highly reliable organizations, such as Virginia Mason, have embedded Lean practices in their culture to standardize work processes for consistent outcomes.

All Lean hospitals have completed a project in one of the following areas:
Adverse drug events (ADE) Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) Ventilator associated events (VAE)
Catheter-associated Urinary tract infections (CAUTI) Obstetrical adverse events Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Leadership/Physician Engagement
Falls Readmissions Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)


Lean Training Participating Hospitals & Systems
Adventist Medical Center Asante Ashland Community Hospital Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Bay Area Hospital Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Kaiser Westside Medical Center
Lake District Hospital Mercy Medical Center Mid-Columbia Medical Center PeaceHealth
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Samaritan Albany General Hospital Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Silverton Health Sky Lakes Medical Center St. Charles Bend
St. Charles Redmond Pioneer Memorial Hospital Prineville St. Charles Health System St. Charles Madras
Tillamook Regional Medical Center Tuality Healthcare Wallowa Memorial Hospital Willamette Valley Medical Center

Lean Webcast Presentations

Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve Control

Webinar 1: Refresher on Define & Measure
Hospital Success Story: Sheri Johnson, Samaritan Health Services

Webinar 2: Analyze
Hospital Success Story: Sky Lakes Medical Center

Webinar 3: Improve
Hospital Success Story: St. Charles Redmond

Webinar 4: Control
Hospital Success Story: Tillamook Regional Medical Center