Reader Alexandra introduced us to the post “The NICU goes Lean” on the Running a Hospital blog written by Paul Levy who is the president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In the article, Levy details how the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in his hospital used Lean 5S process improvements as motivation to organize and streamline their supply room:
(Click on the image to take you to a more detailed version on the Running a Hospital site.)
One thing that I love is the adorable poster that hangs on the door to the supply room:
I’ve never before seen PEEP used as a reminder for “A place for everything and everything in its place.” A fantastic idea, and a fantastic supply room makeover.