Lean enterprise tour: Akron Children's Hospital

March 29, 2018 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
AME Consortia Member Fee: FREE
AME Member Fee: $200
Non Member Fee: $250


Akron Children's Hospital
214 W Bowery St
Akron, Ohio

Go and see how Akron Children’s Hospital has implemented lean in a healthcare environment, and learn how the principles of lean can be applied outside the normal confines of manufacturing. The tour will include a focus on frontline lean techniques including metrics, visuals and first-hand accounts of lean success stories where hospital associates at the gemba drove out waste and created value. Additionally, learn how Akron Children’s Hospital has and continues to take lean into account as the hospital increases its footprint with the design and construction of multiple buildings and expansions in Northeast Ohio. This tour is a must for any CI practitioners that are wanting to move the needle in areas outside manufacturing. For CI practitioners in manufacturing, seeing how the principles are applied will give you new insights and spawn creativity in your application of lean.

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Akron Children's Hospital is ranked among the best children’s hospitals by "U.S. News" & "World Report." With two hospitals in northeast Ohio, more than 60 urgent, primary and specialty care locations, and through partnerships with other health systems, Akron Children's Hospital provides for more than one million patient visits each year. akronchildrens.org


8:45 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.   Arrival
9:00 a.m.   -   9:30 a.m.   Intro to Akron Children's Hospital / Akron's lean journey / OpEx programs / logistics
9:30 a.m.   - 10:30 a.m.   Front line improvement work: A3 & Green Belt
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.   Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Tour of visual management areas 
12:00 p.m. -   1:00 p.m.   Lunch & learn: Design process of Kay Jewelers Pavilion (emergency, outpatient surgery center, neonatal intensive care unit, etc.)

  • See how lean thinking applies in an office setting.
  • See lean applied in a health care environment.
  • Learn how you can expand lean throughout your entire enterprise.
  • VP's
  • Plant managers
  • Operations associates
  • CI practitioners
  • Office associates
  • Engineers

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $150 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me