A Nine-Step Roadmap for Implementing Lean in Rural Hospitals

American Hospital Association (AHA)

At American Hospital Association’s (AHA) 2019 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Dan Grigg, CEO of Harney County Health District in Burns, Oregon, shared his best advice for how smaller, rural hospitals can get creative in improving affordability, bolstering the patient experience and reducing costs by implementing Lean concepts. Grigg has taken his experience with Lean and developed a nine-step roadmap for success that rural hospitals can follow to implement Lean in their organizations without having to budget a lot of money for expensive consultants.