11/8/2020 3:00 – 4:00 PM



Lavon Medlock

Senior Coach, Value Improvement Practice

St. Charles Health System

Janet Dugan



Session Description

The healthcare industry has devoted an untold amount of resources to be Lean. Many advancements have been achieved; however, the outcome has not always been commensurate with the effort and expense. When does being too Lean become unhealthy? This roundtable discussion will explore the journey of Lean through a “Lean lens,” highlighting what works well, what creates waste, what is of value, and what we should drop by the wayside. Illustrated by the case study of a new patient tower at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Ore., discussion will consider that not all Lean diets are appropriate for all healthcare departments.