Our Continuous System Improvement Journey

Winona Health has been recognized for our efforts for improving patient safety and quality of care. Our vision – to be a recognized leader in the revolutionary transformation of community health care – is being obtained through actively applying Lean management principles to improve our healthcare delivery model.  Used effectively in manufacturing companies for decades, Lean thinking begins with identifying and driving out waste so that all work adds values and better serves each customer’s needs.

This vision requires adopting a paradigm shift from expecting errors and defects, to believing that the perfect patient experience is possible. Key to accomplishing this is understanding that staff who do the work know what the problems are and have the best solutions. Improvement strategies range from small-scale ideas tested and implemented immediately to long-range planning that redesigns new spaces and processes.

Learn more about specific efforts by click on the links below:

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