February 2, 2012

Lean: Tackling waste in the sterile supply area

By: OR Manager

When Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, decided to tackle waste and inefficiencies in its 4,400 square-foot-case cart and sterile supply room, leaders set modest goals for improvement: increase case picking productivity by 4% and relocate enough items to create 6 carts of space for growth.

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