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Event: 2010 “Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit”

The 9th annual summit and workshops to be held in New Orleans, May 11–14

Published: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 13:43

(WCBF: Chicago) -- Based on the enormous success of WCBF’s Six Sigma event series to date, the 2010 Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit is expected to be the largest senior-level conference to focus on Six Sigma in health care implementation. Nowhere else will you find such an exceptional array of speakers and organizations willing to share their experience with you. 

Register by Dec. 21 and save up to $1,000.
Register at www.wcbf.com/quality/5104/regnow.php, online, by telephone at (800) 959-6549 or (312) 466-5774, or e-mail Jacelyn Sharp at jacelyn.sharp@wcbf.com. When registering, use the registration code 5104PME100 for a priority place.

Workshops: May 11 and 14
Summit: May 12 and 13 

Five reasons not to miss this event:

  • Sixteen tracks of powerful case study presentations and topical breakdowns according to your interest, with four different tracks running simultaneously in the tracked session
  • More than 50 speakers covering a wide range of topics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners, with no repeat speakers from previous events
  • Plenty of opportunity for networking, including “speed dating” and “communities of interest”
  • Nine powerful practical presummit workshops that get to the nitty gritty of tools and methodologies
  • Covering lean, Six Sigma, and process excellence methodologies, exclusively catering for the needs of health care


Attend this event and benefit from:

  • High level expert speakers from a wide variety of hospitals and health care systems
  • Presentations that focus on the issues you want to hear about to help you align Six Sigma and lean with your organization’s strategic objectives
  • Project oriented case studies that give a step-by-step guide to how success is achieved and how challenges can be overcome
  • Integrating Six Sigma, lean, and other methodologies from your performance improvement toolkit


Who should attend 

WCBF’s Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit has been extensively researched and specifically tailored to meet the requirements and interests of professionals in the health care industry.

Key speakers  include:

Norman Bodek, president, PCS Inc.

Steve Hoeft, lean Six Sigma director, Altarum Institute

Robert W. Pryor, M.D., chief operating officer, chief medical officer, Scott & White Healthcare

Rick Morrow, director of business excellence, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Stephen R. Mayfield, senior vice president, American Hospital Association

Robert Lancey. M.D., chief of cardiac surgery, co-director Bassett Heart Care Institute, Bassett Healthcare

Bob King, founder, CEO, GOAL/QPC

Robert C. Sizemore, Ph.D., professor of health care administration, Strayer University

Diane Frndak, vice president of organizational excellence, West Penn Allegheny Health System

Donna Isgett, vice president, clinical effectiveness, McLeod Regional Medical Center

Sabi Singh, director of operational improvement, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Carol Oys, senior director, provider service quality, UnitedHealthcare

Dean Bliss, lean improvement specialist, Iowa Health System

Michael Pickels, director of system excellence, High Point Regional Health System

Jean Tauber, director of performance improvement, risk manager, patient safety officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Marilyn Sherril, implementation manager, VHA Inc.

Ron Geguzys, senior vice president, operations, Broadlane

Jack Merritt, managing master black belt, Quest Diagnostics

Roop Hazarie, senior director, Rochester General Health System

Dick Mitchell, lean facilitator, Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Jennifer Panco, process improvement specialist, Providence Health & Services

Jennifer Smith, program manager, lean Six Sigma, Cancer Centers if America

Kristopher Goetz, manager, performance and innovation, Northwestern Memorial Hospital 

Tina Coker, chief nursing officer, Rapides Regional Medical Center

Anna Ivory, vice president, organizational quality, Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Robert E. Matthews, executive director, PriMed Physicians

Steve Osborn, vice president, quality compliance and improvement, Saint Vincent Health Center

Larry Dyer, director of process improvement, WC strategy and process, Coventry Health Care

Lois Yingling, clinical best practice implementation coordinator, Florida Hospital

Jessica Vastola, lean facilitator, Denver Health

Karl Krecke, M.D, consultant diagnostic radiology, Mayo Clinic

Donna Powers, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Wendy Novicoff, manager, department of orthopaedic surgery, assistant professor, department of public health science, University of Virginia Health System

Todd Masser, senior director of lean Six Sigma, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Doug Dulin, program manager, lean Six Sigma, Akron Children’s Hospital

Melody Dickerson, Six Sigma Black Belt, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Jenn Lingenfelter, project leader, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Stace England, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, St. Joseph Hospital

Meleah Monroe, Six Sigma Black Belt, Bloomington Hospital

Chris Weisbrod, lean Six Sigma project leader, center for operations excellence, Akron Children’s Hospital 


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The Worldwide Conventions and Business Forums (WCBF) is an independent organization headquartered in Chicago that produces the most extensively researched, high-quality lean, Six Sigma, and process excellence events, which address current and forthcoming challenges and provide up-to-date solutions for senior professionals working in the quality sector. WCBF facilitates interactive environments for best practice from key players in their field, which enables corporations to benefit from this pooling of expertise. WCBF is dedicated to objective and intensive research in the marketplace. WCBF is a totally client-centered company. Close teamwork and constant interaction with its clients are at the core of its success.