FAQ

Where is the program held?  How do I get there?  Where do I park?

Gorden E. Inman Center at Belmont University
1499 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

If you are staying at the official course hotel, transporation will be provided to and from campus each day.

If you are a Nashville local or staying at a different hotel, driving and parking directions and a parking pass will be mailed with your pre-course materials.

Who should attend?

The Lean Healthcare Certificate Program Series was designed for anyone in your hospital or healthcare organization who wants to better understand and apply lean concepts. Whether you are a clinician, administrator, supply chain professional, or support personnel, you will greatly deepen your understanding of Lean. Participants may include*:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • LAB Personnel
  • System Leadership
  • Quality Managers/Directors
  • Pharmacy Staff
  • Assisted Living Staff
  • Administrators
  • Support and Office Personnel
  • Patient Safety Leaders
  • Management Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • I.T. Staff
  • Insurance Companies
  • Materials Management or Supply Chain Professional

* This course is designed for those in Healthcare seeking a greater understanding of Lean. There is a limited number of slots available to consultants.

Who can I contact with addtional questions?

If you have any questions about the Belmont University Lean Healthcare Certificate Program Series or would like to discuss our bringing the program to you, please email info@buleancourse.com or call 972-830-7991.

What else is there to do in Nashville?

The Lean Healthcare Certificate Program is only minutes from Downtown Nashville, the Bridgestone Arena, the Parthenon, Nashville's Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

For information on all the exciting things Nashville, Tennessee has to offer visit the Official Nashville Visitors Site.

What is Lean Healthcare?

American healthcare is in crisis. The industry is struggling with skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction— all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself.

More and more healthcare providers are realizing the imperative of improving quality and safety and eliminating waste as strategies for responding to the challenges. Enter Lean Healthcare, the “how to” of managing change and creating continuous improvement.

Lean Healthcare (adapted from the Toyota Production System) is not just another project: it’s a way to transform your entire organization into a safe and high-quality, high-performing healthcare delivery system.

Lean Healthcare can eliminate many obstacles to excellence, such as cumbersome information technology systems, worker frustration, and inadvertent errors and oversights that can increase patient safety risks. Surprisingly few improvements require costly or sweeping high-tech “fixes.” Most often, simple, well designed interactions based on scientific observations and experiments bring nearly unimaginable improvement… fast.

Thoughtful design, rapid implementation, and continuous experiments and improvement are the hallmarks of Lean Healthcare.

More about HPP:

Lean Healthcare, Kaizen and Six Sigma are rapidly transforming healthcare operations from 'new ideas' to a 'way of life'. Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP) is leading the Lean Healthcare way. Healthcare Performance Partners leads the charge in the delivery of process improvement solutions and Lean Healthcare implementation. Our process engagements generate an average ROI savings of 4-to-1 in sustainable savings, in addition to measurable improvements in patient safety, satisfaction and quality of care.

Leveraging our expertise, you can achieve a smoother running organization that has more satisfied patients, happier staff and physicians, and an improved bottom line. Our goal is simple: we want to help you reduce costs while improving patient outcomes by making the right work easier to do.

For more information on HPP, please visit www.hpp.bz.

More about Belmont University:

The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business

The Massey Graduate School of Business MBA program is practical, proven, and accredited by the AACSB International, one of only two private universities in Tennessee to earn this distinction.  The Massey School has also been selected as an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review for nine consecutive years. The alumni network is the strongest in the region with over 2,000 graduates, over 1,600 of whom live and work in Middle Tennessee.

Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing

The Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing offers a comprehensive education to students in a Christian environment, preparing them to become practitioners in health and social welfare fields. Departments include Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Social Work. The Gordon E. Inman Center opened in 2006, providing a state-of-the-art $22.5 million facility that houses Belmont's nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.