Have you ever wondered why you are so tired at the end of your work day? Do you want to know if there are more ways you can help patients during their time at PPMC? Typical questions like these can be answered by using the fundamentals of LEAN – an approach that makes the “right work easier to do” by identifying opportunities for improvement. Earlier this month, PPMC’s Department of Orthopedics kicked off a LEAN project to improve patient and staff experiences, ease of practice, and reduce the length of stay for joint replacement patients.
In order to take advantage of these opportunities and implement changes, two rapid improvement events are planned for the weeks of July 30 and September 24. With the help of a cross functional team from various disciplines at PPMC, these events will serve to develop, test, and implement solutions. Look for updates in future issues of the Presby Bulletin to see how they improve the Joint Replacement service line.