9th Annual Lean, Six Sigma and Process Excellence in Healthcare Summit

Workshops: May 11 & 14, 2010, New Orleans, LA

Summit: May 12-13, 2010, New Orleans, LA

Program: http://www.wcbf.com/quality/5104

Dear Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement Colleague,

WCBF have been leading the way with the biggest and best Lean, Six Sigma and Process Excellence Summits for the last 8 years. I am writing to give you advance notice of our latest event, the 9th Annual Lean, Six Sigma and Process Excellence in Healthcare Summit which takes place in New Orleans on 11-14 May 2010. This will be the biggest and the best Summit ever for Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement professionals in the healthcare industry.

Five reasons why this is an event not to be missed:

  • 16 tracks of powerful case study presentations and topical breakdowns according to your interest, with 4 different tracks running simultaneously in the tracked session
  • Over 50 speakers covering a wide range of topics for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners, with no repeat speakers from previous events
  • Plenty of opportunity for networking, including ‘speed-dating’ and ‘communities of interest’
  • 9 powerful practical pre-summit workshops that get to the nitty-gritty of tools and methodologies
  • Covering Lean, Six Sigma and Process Excellence methodologies, exclusively catering for the needs of healthcare

Wherever you are on your Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement journey, this is the Summit for you. The unique Summit agenda and workshops have been developed through extensive research with your peers to meet your needs.

‘I only use Lean in my organization. Will there be enough content for me?’

Yes, there is plenty of content just on Lean, with an entire track dedicated to it. So if you are only interested in Lean, no problem.

‘I am a beginner. Will the content be too sophisticated for me?’

No, the event has been put together to meet the needs of all levels of practitioners, including potential users, new users and sophisticated users.

‘I don’t want any sales pitches.’

No problem, we only recruit practitioner speakers for the main Summit and strictly control content to prevent sales pitches.

Attend this event and benefit from:

  • An agenda tailored for POTENTIAL USERS, NEW USERS AND SOPHISTICATED USERS to ensure that your level of knowledge and experience is catered for
  • High level expert speakers from a wide variety of HOSPITALS and HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
  • Presentations that focus on the issues you want to hear about to help you align Six Sigma and Lean with your organization’s strategic objectives
  • PROJECT ORIENTATED case studies that give a step-by-step guide to how success is achieved and how challenges can be overcome
  • INTEGRATING Six Sigma, Lean and other methodologies from your performance improvement toolkit

Places are strictly limited and all those involved in Lean, Six Sigma, Quality and Process Improvement are encouraged to reserve their places early.

The summit will be a sell-out so I recommend you register ASAP. When registering, please use the following Registration Code to give you a priority place:5104PME100 You can register online at http://www.wcbf.com/quality/5104 or by telephone on +1-800-959-6549 or +1-312-466-5774 or email me at jacelyn.sharp@wcbf.com

Please note, you can save up to $1000 if you register by 21 December 2009.

Leading Practical Case Studies including:

Norman Bodek

President

PCS INC.

Steve Hoeft

Lean Six Sigma Director

ALTARUM INSTITUTE

Author of Stories from my Sensei: Two Decades of Lessons Learned Implementing Toyota-Style Systems

Robert W. Pryor, M.D.,M.B.A., FAAP, FCCM, FCCP

Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Medical Officer

SCOTT AND WHITE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Rick Morrow

Director of Business Excellence, MBB

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Stephen R. Mayfield, DrHA, MBA, MBB

Senior Vice President

American Hospital Association

Dr Robert Lancey

Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director Bassett Heart Care Institute

Bassett Healthcare

Bob King

Founder and CEO

Goal/QPC

Dr Robert C Sizemore

Professor of Healthcare Administration

STRAYER UNIVERSITY

Diane Frndak

Vice President of Organizational Excellence

West Penn Allegheny Health System

Donna Isgett

Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness

McLeod Regional Medical Center

Sabi Singh

Director of Operational Improvement

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Carol Oys

Senior Director, Provider Service Quality

UnitedHealthcare

Dean Bliss

Lean Improvement Specialist

IOWA HEALTH SYSTEM

Michael Pickels

Director of System Excellence

HIGH POINT REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Jean Tauber, FACHE, LSSBB

Director, Performance Improvement/Risk Manager/Patient Safety Officer

Shriners Hospital for Children

Marilyn Sherril, RN, CNOR, CPQH

Implementation Manager

VHA, Inc.

Ron Geguzys

Senior Vice President, Operations

Broadlane

Jack Merritt

Managing Master Black Belt

Quest Diagnostics

Roop Hazarie

Senior Director, Lean Sigma

Rochester General Health System

Dr. Dick Mitchell

LEAN Facilitator

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Jennifer Panco

Process Improvement Specialist

Providence Health and Services

Jennifer Smith

Program Manager, Lean Six Sigma

Cancer Centers of America

Kristopher Goetz

Manager, Performance and Innovation

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Tina Coker

Chief Nursing Officer

Rapides Regional Medical Center

Anna Ivory

VP Organizational Quality

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Robert E Matthews

Executive Director

PriMed Physicians

Steve Osborn

VP, Quality Compliance and Improvement

SAINT VINCENT HEALTH CENTER

Larry Dyer

Director of Process Improvement

WC Strategy and Process

COVENTRY HEALTHCARE

Lois Yingling

Clinical Best Practice Implementation Coordinator

FLORIDA HOSPITAL

Jessica Vastola

Lean Facilitator

DENVER HEALTH HOSPITAL

Karl Krecke, M.D.

Consultant Diagnostic Radiology

MAYO CLINIC

Donna Powers

Six Sigma Master Black Belt

NORTH SHORE LONG ISLAND JEWISH HOSPITAL

Wendy Novicoff

Manager, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Science

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM

Todd Masser

Senior Director of Lean Six Sigma

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Doug Dulin

Program Manager, Lean Six Sigma

Akron Children’s Hosptial

Melody Dickerson

Six Sigma Black Belt

WAKE FOREST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Jenn Lingenfelter

Project Leader

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Stace England

Six Sigma Master Black Belt

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Meleah Monroe

Six Sigma Black Belt

BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL

Chris Weisbrod

Lean Six Sigma Project Leader

Center for Operations Excellence

AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

I look forward to welcoming you to this event in New Orleans in March.

Denise Taylor

Conference Director

WCBF Limited

http://www.wcbf.com/quality/5104 

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