Signature Hospital Corporation's "Lean Thinking" Initiative Reduces Nurse Foot Travel by More Than 19,000 Miles a Year at One Hospital.150 Days of "Lean Thinking" Produces Dramatic Results at Multiple Community Hospitals; Quality Improvement Model Enacted in Every Signature Hospital
HOUSTON -- In its first 150 days of "Lean Thinking," the Signature Hospital Corporation has reduced nursing foot travel by more than 19,000 miles a year at one of its four hospitals and reduced patient registration time by 70% at another, the company announced today.
The dramatic changes are the result of Signature's "Lean Thinking" initiative, a quality improvement discipline perfected by Toyota that the Houston-based hospital company is enacting in its community hospitals across the U.S.
The "Lean Thinking" initiative is driven by Signature Insights, a proprietary in-hospital technology that allows for paperless reporting of medical errors and provides valuable real-time data Real-time data denotes information that is delivered immediately after collection. There is no delay in the timeliness of the information provided.
Some uses of this term confuse it with the term dynamic data. for each hospital's local Lean Thinking team.
While a few large hospitals have adopted the innovative model to improve patient care, Signature is the only investor-owned hospital company - as well as the only system of small, stand-alone community hospitals - that has embraced the discipline for each of its current and future facilities.
Signature launched the Lean Thinking initiative in November. A few examples of Signature's Lean Thinking successes:
* Reduced nursing foot travel by over 19,000 miles annually at St. Joseph's in West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures
Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop. , resulting in the addition of 10,000 hours per year to bedside care with no staffing increases.
* Reduced radiology radiology, branch of medicine specializing in the use of X rays, gamma rays, radioactive isotopes, and other forms of radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. prep time at its hospital in Wharton, Texas Wharton is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,237 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wharton CountyGR6. Geography
Wharton is located at (29.316939, -96. by 79 percent.
* Reduced outpatient registration time at one hospital from 40 minutes to 12 minutes (a 70 percent reduction)
* Increased O.R. capacity by three procedures per room per day at one hospital -- with no staffing changes and a potential net revenue gain of $780,000 annually.
Read more about Signature's approach to Lean Thinking by clicking to this case study and to its own internal communication.
Signature executives are available to discuss Lean Thinking. Contact Lauren Runco at 615-254-0575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Signature Hospital Corporation
Signature Hospital Corp. is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. , headquartered in Houston with offices in Nashville, is dedicated to providing affordable, state-of-the-art medical services to communities in which it owns and operates hospitals.
Anchored by its mission to add measurable value to the delivery of healthcare, Signature presently owns and operates four hospitals: 115-licensed bed Pampa Pampa (păm`pə), city (1990 pop. 19,959), seat of Gray co., extreme N Tex. This cow town on the Panhandle plains still ships cattle and wheat and packs meat, but the discovery of oil and gas has made it an industrial center with refineries and Regional Medical Center in Pampa, Texas Pampa is a city in Gray County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,887 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gray County.GR6 Geography
Pampa is located at (35.543005, -100.964744). ; 161-licensed bed Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, Texas; 79-licensed bed Medical Park Hospital in Hope, Ark., and 325-licensed bed St. Joseph's Hospital St. Joseph's Hospital may refer to:
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Signature's board and management team boast more than two centuries of combined experience in healthcare management and finance. Signature's financial partner is Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's largest global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street. , the nation's premier investment banking firm. For more information on Signature, please visit www.signaturehospital.com.