A Letter to You From the Executive Director

The Colorado Lean Network has made great progress this year--progress that is not without a few mistakes. Albert Einstein once said “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Our measure of mistakes is a large indication that we are innovating over here and we encourage you to partake--it’s kind of fun. … Continue reading A Letter to You From the Executive Director

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101

Are you a brand new or aspiring Lean Practitioner? Do you need to see and feel Lean in action? Or do you just need a little brush up on some of the fundamentals? AT THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP At this interactive workshop, seasoned facilitator Kirsty Dykes will take you through the fundamentals of Lean in a … Continue reading HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101

Lean in the Community: Dry goods future state analysis at Metro Caring

Curious to see how to facilitate a current state analysis for goods sorted and stocked in the Metro Caring store? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe Lean facilitation and tools in practice. AT THIS LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY … Continue reading Lean in the Community: Dry goods future state analysis at Metro Caring

Lean in the Community: Dry goods current state analysis at Metro Caring

Curious to see how to facilitate a current state analysis for goods sorted and stocked in the Metro Caring store? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe Lean facilitation and tools in practice. AT THIS LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY … Continue reading Lean in the Community: Dry goods current state analysis at Metro Caring

Interactive Workshop: Divergent and Convergent Thinking

Full of ideas and don’t know which to pursue? Have the IDEAL SOLUTION in mind to a problem, but others keep telling you you’re wrong? Perhaps you need some divergent and convergent thinking in your life! During this two hour workshop, we’ll watch a video that’s led the standard in Divergent and Convergent thinking. We’ll … Continue reading Interactive Workshop: Divergent and Convergent Thinking

2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

Thank you to everyone in attendance at this year's annual Colorado Lean Summit.  The 150-person event was graciously hosted by Denver Health Lean Academy at the Rita Bass Trauma & Education Center. This year's theme was "From Tools to Transformation: The Journey to Performance Excellence" and included speakers from a diverse variety of local and … Continue reading 2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center is looking for Volunteers for a Full Scale Exercise Drill

Member Event Hospitals are required to conduct a full scale exercise to test capabilities for a surge of patients (example: mass casualty event). This is important so that LMC can identify strengths and weaknesses to improve upon in case of a real life event. As a volunteer you will represent a patient. There is no acting … Continue reading SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center is looking for Volunteers for a Full Scale Exercise Drill

Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis Curious to see how a Value Stream Analysis is facilitated? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe Lean facilitation and tools in practice. AT THIS WORKSHOP At this workshop facilitator Jennifer House … Continue reading Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: LEAN 101f

Are you a brand new or aspiring Lean Practitioner? Do you need to see and feel Lean in action? Or do you just need a little brush up on some of the fundamentals? At this interactive workshop, seasoned facilitator Kirsty Dykes will take you through the fundamentals of Lean in a practical simulation. This course … Continue reading HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: LEAN 101f

Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications

My name is Meg Chapple, and this week I became the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Colorado Lean Network. I work in the healthcare industry, primarily to improve access to care and reduce waste wherever possible. I first fell in love with Lean while working at Denver Health, where an innovative approach to … Continue reading Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications