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The Promise of Lean Processes

"One approach that addresses both cost and quality is the Toyota Production System or Lean," said former Denver Health CEO, Patty Gabow, MD, in Institute of Medicine.

Denver Health Becomes Profitable After Using Toyota as a Template

"The Denver Health approach is one that public hospitals everywhere should emulate", said Mark McClellan, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and former administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Denver Health Received 2011 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award


Denver Health, the top performer among participating public hospitals, was presented with the award for demonstrating excellence in supply chain management.

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.