Customer: Huntsville Hospital Problem / Challenge: Cardiac Short Stay unit was experiencing delays in receiving lab values. This delay created interruptions in Cath and EP lab schedules and caused delays for patients and physicians leaving.Proposed Solution: Establish a lean improvement team to identify causes of delays in lab values and implement near-term improvements. Methodology and Outcomes: Team & Training: Team members attended 4-Day UAH Lean Healthcare Academy training developed a project plan to reduce lab value turnaround time. Mapping: The team mapped the cardiac short stay process, created a spaghetti diagram of nurse activities and identified opportunities to reduce lead time and processing time. The team then conducted a cost/benefit analysis and developed a prioritized action plan. CountermeasuresThe team implemented the following improvements:• Created visual status of labs• Created standardized lab order sets• Implemented room setup time reduction Results: As a result of the work of the team, the lab results turnaround time was reduced by 7.9% and lab costs were reduced by $94K annually.