Building Lean Leaders, A Webinar Series

Virginia Mason Institute is proud to provide a no cost webinar series that highlights lean concepts applied in health care. Webinars are hosted by our esteemed senseis.

Our senseis have more than 250 years of combined experience in implementing and sustaining lean methods in a variety of health care settings including operational leadership and management, quality and patient safety, physician practice and leadership, and nursing clinical practice and leadership.

Health Care Facility Design and Flow — Benefits to Quality and Revenue

August 17, 2017, 11 a.m. ET
Presenter: Chris Backous

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how to better inform a future vision for a new facility by aligning visions, eliminating waste, and optimizing flow. Chris Backous will share his extensive knowledge of health care facility design, flow, and experience working with health care leaders, architects, planners and general contractors around the world to design or redesign health care facilities that are optimized for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality care, and staff and patient satisfaction.

Beating the clock to stop sepsis in one hour

TBD, 11 a.m. ET
Presenter: Rosemary King

Sepsis is the leading cause of infection-related deaths worldwide and the most costly condition to treat in United States hospitals. This is the result of care delivered too late. It is, surprisingly, the patients with less severe sepsis that make up the majority of sepsis-related deaths. Learn about this urgent opportunity for improvement in the early recognition and rapid treatment of sepsis made possible by a standardized nurse-empowered approach that reduces treatment reaction times, improves patient outcomes and prevents costly measures.

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