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Mark Graban reads and expands upon selected posts from LeanBlog.org. Topics include Lean principles and leadership in healthcare, manufacturing, business, and the world around us. Learn more at http://www.leanblog.org/audio

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A Story About a Hospital Putting Safety First

Updated a long time ago.

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In yesterday's blog post ("Safety is always our top priority" - From lip service to daily practice?"), I challenged hospital leaders to back up the "happy talk" with real action and stories about putting safety first. It's easier said than done.I wanted to share a story from Karen Kiel-Rosser, Vice President/Quality Improvement Officer, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Iowa. MGMC is a KaiNexus customer, they've recently received the "Gold" level recognition in the state Baldrige process, and she's an upcoming podcast guest (to talk about Baldrige).

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