Case Study: Lean Learning Study Trip

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Case Study: Children’s Hospital Integrated Facility Design Lean Learning Study Trip

by: Allen Hullinger

Summary:

JWA led a Midwestern Children’s Hospital on a one-day lean study trip to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (part of Stanford Children’s Health) in Palo Alto, CA. Stanford Children’s Health (SCH) perioperative services have implemented many elements of advanced lean including level loading, a takt-based environment, and daily management. The study trip participants learned valuable lessons to apply to the design of their new buildings in their regional area and its main campus. Continue reading