Customer: Huntsville Hospital
Problem / Challenge: Huntsville Hospital is working to establish a continuous improvement culture across the system to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.
Proposed Solution: UAH developed a custom 4-day Lean Healthcare Academy to teach continuous improvement concepts specific to a healthcare environment and support implementation of the practices.


Training: 200+ Huntsville Hospital Health System employees have completed the Lean Healthcare Academy (32 hour in-depth training course)
50+ employees have attended Lean 101 Training
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Improvement Projects: 39 projects have been completed by cross-functional teams in all areas of healthcare including clinical, administrative, supplies management, food services and patient flow
Impact: Estimated savings of $450,00+ and annual staff time savings of 5,000 hours to shift to direct patient care

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Additional Benefits: Reduced wait times, improved workplace organization, decreased infection rates, and improved employee morale



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