WCBF – 11th Annual Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit 2012

Venue: Marriott

Location: New Orleans,LA, United States

Event Date/Time: May 15, 2012 End Date/Time: May 18, 2012
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WCBF’s Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence in Healthcare Summit is the largest gathering of senior executives responsible for deploying Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare. Presenting an unrivalled global speaker panel, the Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit forecasts over 400 senior-level attendees, delivering unparalleled networking and learning opportunities.

Featured Keynote:
Dr Gary Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System. Virginia Mason is considered to be the national leader in deploying the Toyota Production System to health care management — reducing the high costs of health care while improving quality, safety and efficiency to deliver better, faster and more affordable care.
Headline Address:
Roger Gerard, Chief Learning Officer, Thedacare who has recently co-authored a book entitled "On the Mend" focused on the ThedaCare Lean Journey.
Just some of the confirmed speakers

Atil Koyuncu, Director, Quality Innovation and Improvement, New York Presbyterian

Bob Hody, Assistant Director, Lean Sigma Deployment. Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Muhanad Hirzallah, Director, Business Applications, Mayo Clinic

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, President and CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation. CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative

Guido Bergomi, Director of Patient Safety Insititute, Cleveland Clinic

Maria Galaviz, Lean Six Sigma Lead, Sandia National

Dr. Robert Lancey, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Bassett Healthcare

Lisa Demko, Master Black Belt, Virtua Health

Tejas Ghandi, Director of Management Engineering and Lean Leader, Virtua Health

Dorothy Goulart, Director of Performance Improvement, Brigham and Women’s

Mary Cramer, MBB, Process Improvement Program Director, Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Fordyce, Consultant Oral and Facial Surgeon, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Erik Steele, Chief Medical Officer, VP, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Lisa Fuller, Director of Six Sigma, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Kathy Moorman, Director, Pharmaceutical Services, University Community Hospital

Susan Yu, Chief of Systems Redesign, Veterans Administrative Medical Center

Ekta Punwani, Director, Operations Improvement, Advocate Health Care

Karen Miller, Lean Six Sigma Director and Master Black Belt, Charleston Area Medical Center

Lee Campbell, Continuous Process Improvement Director, US Army Military District of Washington

Kevin W. Lobdell, MD , Director of Quality & Program Director, CT Surgery, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Carolinas HealthCare System

Susan Mcgann, Chief Performance Officer, Aria Health

Over 30 more first-class industry leaders who will be speaking will be announced over the next 30 days.

What’s Different about WCBF’s Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence in Healthcare Summit

Find out the next step and beyond for Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare from the largest gathering of first-class Lean Six Sigma experts and gurus world-wide:

• Unrivalled speaker panel
• True representation of industry leaders addressing the next step and beyond for Lean Six Sigma

Packed with over 42 powerful case studies from senior level practitioners across industry, and interactive sessions in 11 dedicated tracks, this exciting event also includes 13 practical workshops and storyboard presentations.

Delegates who attend this event will 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 Lean Six Sigma 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

View a video of the 2011 summit.

Click to view the attendee profile of the 2011 summit.

Recent Testimonials

WCBF presents the only Lean Six Sigma event to really maximize learning through practical sessions, panel discussions and topical break-outs in an evenly balanced agenda.

Attend the largest annual Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare event to meet an unrivalled speaker panel healthcare Senior Executives to find out what the industry leaders are doing for the integration and innovation of Lean Six Sigma and beyond.


Based on our extensive research we expect the summit to sell-out as it did last year. Hence, it is best to register early to avoid disappointment later and take advantage of our early bird pricing. To find out more or to register, please visit www.wcbf.com/quality/5109 or email reg@wcbf.com