Lean Healthcare Transformation Initiative


Enrollment Status: Full/Closed


Indiana State SealPurdue Healthcare Advisors is working with 15 Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospitals in Indiana on a three-year, no-cost Lean Healthcare Transformation initiative. The quality-improvement training, coaching and project facilitation under this 2015-2018 grant will focus on leadership development in a lean organization; utilizing value streams for a systematic approach to improvement; and improving care delivery while systematically reducing cost.

Year 1: Foundations of Improvement Management — Leadership development in a lean organization; project identification and selection; coaching; quantifying project impact; metrics development. 

Year 2: Value Stream Management — Utilizing value streams for a systematic approach to improvement; strategic planning; gemba walks. Year 2 in review

Year 3: Operational Excellence — Improving care delivery while systematically reducing cost; waste reduction. Learn more about the year's goals and strategy, and register your participants here.

Funding: The program is funded by the Indiana State Office of Rural Health (INSORH) through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flex Grant Program.


Lean Transformation Initiative timeline


Melanie Cline
Melanie Cline
Senior Advisor-Lean Healthcare



Learn what's ahead for Year 3 and register your participants.  

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