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Lean Tour: Seattle Children's Hospital - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Do you use Lean? Want to get better at it? Don’t want to reinvent the wheel? Check out a successful implementation up close by taking a tour of Seattle Children’s Hospital and discover the secrets to eliminating waste and delivering the most effective care to young patients.

Seattle Children’s Hospital was one of the first medical centers in the country to apply the methods and scientific rigor of the Toyota Production System to healthcare. In an effort to help spread success to other medical facilities, the hospital operates an in-depth tour of their facility. Tours showcase easy-to-update patient rooms, inventory management techniques and ways of regularly learning from mistakes. They also showcase Kanban Boards, Huddle Boards, an at-a-glance Scheduling Process and dozens of continuous improvement techniques.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Jay McNally, Program Manager for Outreach and Education at Seattle Children’s Hospital hosts Tracy O’Rourke and the GoLeanSixSigma.com team for a tour.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Trained emergency nursing staff complete an assessment and check you in at the same time – no wait!

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Yoshino Sakamoto, Sr. Program Coordinator, Outreach & Education at Seattle Children’s Hospital takes GoLeanSixSigma.com on a tour of some great Visual Boards.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - This job status board keeps everyone aware of capacity, wait times, and potential issues.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Jay McNally explains their visual management.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Jay McNally highlights a huddle board, which the ED team uses to identify unsafe conditions and provide feedback for constant learning.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Patient rooms designed to minimize waste and make caring for kids easy.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Patient supply levels - check at a glance!

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Jay describes the Beginning-of-Shift huddle process in the Cancer Unit.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Floor colors dictate where to stand to avoid risk of infection for vulnerable patients.

Seattle Children's Hospital Lean Tour - Thanks to Jay and the team at Seattle Children’s Hospital for hosting GoLeanSixSigma.com and King County Financial Business Operations Division!

Please join Seattle Children’s Hospital on their Lean tour to learn about their Lean journey!

LOCATION:
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

To register for a tour, please email: [email protected]