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


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


Do you find yourself acting as the primary problem solver on your team? Do you wish you could get more people on the team to be effective problem solvers? The reality is, as Lean practitioners and leaders, we can't do all of the problem raising and problem solving ourselves. We need to develop the problem-solving … Continue reading LEAN LEADERSHIP: THE ART OF ASKING GOOD COACHING QUESTIONS


A3 is more than a tool. It is a methodical approach to think about business problems. We will learn about theory of A3 and then engage in developing our own A3 reports. This is a Hands-On Workshop where you will get a chance to practice what you learn. Networking activities will be built into the … Continue reading HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: A3 THINKING & IMPLEMENTATION

Call to Action: Present at the 2018 Colorado Lean Summit!

The 2018 Colorado Lean Summit is just around the corner - October 12, 2018 (Save the Date!) Want to be a part of bringing the Summit to Life? We are looking for speakers and case study presenters. Read more and head on over to apply - we would love to share your expertise and case … Continue reading Call to Action: Present at the 2018 Colorado Lean Summit!

Community Outreach at Metro Caring

Join This Hands On Lean Opportunity You spoke and we listened.  Many Colorado Lean Network members have told us that they want to learn by seeing and learn by doing.  Towards that end, we have proudly partnered with Metro Caring, Denver's front-line anti-hunger organization, to conduct a series of improvement events that CLN members can … Continue reading Community Outreach at Metro Caring

2018 Picnic Recap:

Fun, Sun, and Team One   CLN Members came together for networking, food, and fun at our CLN Picnic on June 15th. We had a great time learning about each other’s passions with Lean, exchanging business cards for future partnerships, and participating in the Marshmallow Challenge! Thank you to those who donated to cover our … Continue reading 2018 Picnic Recap: