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4/2/2011

Denver Health Received “Nobel Prize for Operations”

Denver Channel 7

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. 

4/1/2011

A Broad And Structured Approach To Improving Patient Safety And Quality: Lessons From Denver Health

Health Affairs

"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."

3/1/2011

"Leaning" the Process of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

"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."

7/1/2010

Denver Health saves millions using Toyota efficiency principles

The Denver Post

The Denver Post discusses how Denver Health saves millions using Toyota efficiency principles.

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