INNOVATION AND LEAN DESIGN: Lean Two-Day Workshop and Design Project Update

Lean Sigma (Two-Day) Workshop

Lean is the relentless pursuit of eliminating waste from a process. The last FY17 workshop is scheduled for April 26 and 27. FY18 workshop dates will be uploaded to myLearning under the Sibley catalog in early July: SMH 2 Day Lean Workshop.

Below are three successful examples of lean deployment at Sibley:

  • Establishing a PT Schedule for Total Joint Patients on the Orthopaedic Unit by Lisa Ronayne
  • Increasing Productivity Through Use of An Acuity Tool by Natasha Schultz
  • Patient Complaints and Grievances Resolution: Patient Relations and Risk Management Consolidated Workflow by Danielle Miller

Learn more here.

Design Project Update

Stopping the Ice Machine Spray by Christine Inglisa, Alison Arnott, Rob Jewell, Vivian Gibson

The ice machines in Building B spray out ice cubes when people try to fill cups or bags with ice (the machines in the main hallway; not the staff rooms). The team researched how other organizations (e.g., Target) handled ice machines and began prototyping with spray shields, directions/signage and indicators, such as sparkly tape, showing users where to hold the cup. The team prototyped a plastic spray guard and is now prototyping the addition of a funnel using paper cups.

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