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    Yang
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    I was speaking to one of the residents about this portal and she asked me if I knew of any hospitals that have implemented Six Sigma. I had to bow out of that conversation gracefully, and I ran here to post :). Can anyone help me by providing the names of hospitals or HMOs that are implementing Six Sigma?Thanks!Wendy

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    #59788

    C Gorshe
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    University of VA Health System was reported in the Journal of Health Care Compliance “Uses Six Sigma Model to Improve Performance” in the  coding process  through the Audit and Compliance Services Department.  Sept-Oct 2002.  GE Medical Systems trained UVA to implement the six sigma methodologies.  Pam Thomson , BB, UVA can be reached at 434/982-1003.

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    #59789

    Tram
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    Charleston Area Medical Center (West Virginia)County Memorial Hospital (Gassaway, West Virginia)

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    #59791

    Devon Kelly
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    OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois implemented Six Sigma a little over a year ago.  We’ve trained 17 Black Belts and are getting ready to train 4 more Black Belts and 3 Master Black Belts. 

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    #59793

    Lisa Bichsel
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    There are numerous hospitals that have implemented Six Sigma worldwide. There are varying degrees of implementation…ranging from departmental use of Six Sigma to address a burning operational or clinical need to complete organization-wide transformation. If you would like a listing of those we’ve worked with, I’d be happy to send you this information privately/directly, along with project descriptions of how Six Sigma has been utilized in healthcare. Email me at: [email protected]. Thanks.

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    #59805

    Kim Niles
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    Contentental Rehab Health Hospital in San Diego is reported to be using Six Sigma. See: http://www.continentalrehab.com/Production/RehabHospitals/r_contnentl_home.asp
    KN 
     

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    #59806

    Jill Morgan
    Participant

    Wendy, I was priviledged to see a presentation by Greg Stark, CEO of Thibodoeaux Regional Hospial, Thibodoeaux, LA. at the Six Sigma for Healthcare ISSSP seminar 4/2002 in St. Louis.  He has been very successful in implementing Six Sigma in every facet of his hospital operation.  This is a small, regional, non-profit hospital.  He is a dynamic speaker w/ the documentation to back up his claims.  I encourage you to contact him.
    Jill Morgan

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    #59812

    Lisa Bichsel
    Participant

    In fact, Mr. Stock (note correct spelling of his last name) is hosting an event next month in New Orleans that may be worthwhile to attend. While titled “Leadership Transformations: Successful Strategies in Healthcare,” it does include presentations on Six Sigma by his team and other U.S. healthcare providers. For more information (according to Modern Healthcare advertisement), go to: http://www.transformleader.com.

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    #59814

    Jill Morgan
    Participant

    Lisa, thank you for the information.  I am planning to pass it on to friends of mine in healthcare.  Mr. Stock is most impressive.
    Jill Morgan

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    #59869

    Steve Hogue
    Member

    Devon Kelly,  Do you have any examples of 6S projects you could share?  I am trying to raise some interest in getting this off the ground, and hard evidence (data) speaks volumes.  Any help is most appreciated.    Steve Hogue

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    #59870

    Herbert Hogue
    Participant

    Wendy,
         I just got the very information you asked for from Lisa Bichsel (look further down the list of respondents).  Very comprehensive list.  Thanks again Lisa.    Steve Hogue

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    #59874

    Bill McDonough
    Participant

    There have been several across US – might make sense to reach out to AHA, and see if they keep some type of database on who has implemented Six Sigma!  Good luck.

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    #59905

    Performance1
    Participant

    Have you gotten your six sigma effort off of the ground yet?  If so, what have been some of your success stories.

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    #60287

    LadyM
    Participant

    Does anyone have the following statistics on hospitals using six sigma?
    What are the nurse to patient ratios in the critical care units and telemetry?
    Do you use charge nurses in these units?
    If you use charge nurses are they counted in the nurse to patient ratios?
    Do you use a budget system that uses hours per patient per day?
    Is your nurse manager in these units a hands on care giver or do they act more as an administrator?
    Thank You  

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    #60507

    Michael Y.
    Participant

    Devon,
    I conducted the first wave of Black Belt training for OSF.  I am interested who pursued the Master Black Belt track. 
    Can you provide a list of projects undertaken at OSF as examples of what can happen when Six Sigma is properly deployed?

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    #60508

    Jeff C
    Participant

    BayCare Health System in Florida ( 9 hospital group in the Tampa/St.Pete area) is in the initial phases of training a group of 13 Black Belts and adopting Six Sigma as an organizational quality standard

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    #60509

    KT
    Participant

    The North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System is a 15 hospital system located in New York.  We currently have 18 trained Black Belts, 2 Master Black Belts and over 60 completed Six Sigma projects.

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    #60510

    Brit
    Participant

    Bay Medical Center in Panama City Florida.  One Master BB, One BB, 12 GB’s who act as project leads with statistical support from MBBand BB.

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