Don’t miss the podcast featured today on LeanBlog.org by Mark Graban. Mark shares his interview with Naida Grunden and Charles Hagood on Lean-Led Hospital Design.
The podcast explores what lean-led hospital design entails, including getting staff involved, how to tie processes and space together, and how to collaborate with architects and construction companies to build space and processes that best serve the patients and healthcare professionals.
Mark Graban, the author of LeanBlog.org is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning book Lean Hospitals and the upcoming book Healthcare Kaizen. He is also the Chief Improvement Officer for the technology startup KaiNexus.
Naida Grunden is the principal of her own Lean Healthcare communications firm. She writes, teaches and speaks internationally on Lean Healthcare and her 10-year background observing its genesis and growth. In 2001, Ms. Grunden wrote The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare, which has become a business school textbook and remains a top-seller in the Lean Healthcare genre. She has also co-authored a new book Lean-Led Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future. Ms. Grunden has been invited to speak at the Shingo Prize Conference and the Lean Healthcare Europe conference.
Charles Hagood, MBA is president and founder of Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP), a MedAssets company. He has overseen the introduction and implementation of Lean Healthcare systems in numerous healthcare organizations including some of the largest not-for-profit hospitals, national systems, small critical access hospitals, clinics, physician practices and large for-profit systems. He also co-authored the new book Lean-Led Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future.