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Denver Health Received a Bronze Medallion Shingo Prize for Excellence, the “Nobel Prize for Operations” for realizing $88M in financial benefit over the past six years through Lean Quality Improvement Plan.
"Denver Health, an
integrated, public safety-net institution, developed a multifaceted,
structured approach to quality and safety improvement that has produced
positive outcomes. For example, in 2010 Denver Health ranked first of 112
US academic medical centers in terms of actual mortality observed
relative to the national mortality rate."
"Since 2005, Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) has used Lean principles to improve numerous processes, including patient flow through the clinics and operating room, timely administration of perioperative antibiotics, and hand hygiene compliance."
The Denver Post discusses how Denver Health saves millions using Toyota efficiency principles.