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Lean-Six Sigma for Healthcare

Lean-Six Sigma for Healthcare

A Senior Leader Guide to Improving Cost and Throughput

Chip Caldwell, Jim Brexler, Tom Gillem

Hardcover, 224 pages, Published 2004
Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-87389-647-4
Item Number: H1250

Member Price: $45.00

List Price: $75.00
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  • Healthcare
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • Leadership


This book explains the powerful techniques of Lean-Six Sigma specifically for healthcare organizations, and focusing on the executive level. Successful Lean-Six Sigma deployment begins and ends with a focus on achieving strategic results. Lean-Six Sigma can aggressively improve throughput and quality while extracting significant costs within the organization. Lean Six Sigma will take leaders down a different path in the exploration and implementation of methods that drive quantum improvement, and this book will serve as the guide.

The CD-ROM included contains all the tools and learning labs mentioned in the book.

"It's a practical user guide to enable healthcare leaders to effectively apply Lean-Six Sigma methodology to realize results in improving strategic business processes."

  • Philip K. Beauchamp, FACHE
    Morton Plant Mease Health Care
    Morton Plant Hospital

  • "What I found particularly useful was the targeted learning for the organizational leader, with pointers on role and what tasks cannot be delegated to others. Following up with detailed lesson plans and tools to guide discussions and action planning sets this text apart, and helps the organizational leader to have clarity in setting expectations and holding true to the strategic imperative of creating a world-class organization."

  • John A. Grah, CHE
    Vice President
    Scripps Health

  • "In today’s rapidly changing and challenging healthcare environment, leaders are challenged to focus on aspects that yield quality in both patient care and business performance. In this book, the authors manage to capture the essence of Lean-Six Sigma techniques that will assist senior leaders in developing systems to encourage and execute change designed to propel a good organization to greatness."

  • Michael L. McEachern, FACHE
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
    Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals