Inspire and energize your organization with a Virginia Mason speaker.

Typical honorarium ranges from $7,500 to $25,000 plus travel expenses


Members of our Speakers Bureau consist of Virginia Mason executives, physicians, leaders and faculty who will speak at your event about their firsthand experience applying the concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) to health care.


Credits or Certifications

  • Not Applicable

Time Commitment



Organizations can discover, through Virginia Mason’s speaking engagements at their event, how Virginia Mason successfully adapted the lean concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) to health care. Our speakers include our chief executive officer, chief operating officer, vice presidents, physicians, administrative directors and Virginia Mason Institute faculty members.


Our speakers’ presentations feature the following components:

  • Examples of methods and tools applied in hospital or clinic settings
  • Current results of Virginia Mason’s improvement work
  • Present-day challenges in the journey to transform health care


Attendees of a Virginia Mason speaking engagement will learn the benefits of applying lean tools and methods to health care, understand the challenges to sustainability and become inspired to embark upon lean improvement methods at their own organization.