Augusta University Health recognizes newest Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt graduates

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The 2019 participants of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course at Augusta University Health stand with their certificates of completion alongside officials of Augusta University Health System.

After 22 hours of education and application, Augusta University‘s second Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Cohort of 2019 received certificates of completion.

Presenting the certificates were Katrina Keefer, executive vice president for health affairs at Augusta University and chief executive officer for Augusta University Health SystemDr. Phillip Coule, vice president and chief medical officer for AU Health System; Dr. Pascha Schafer, chief quality and patient safety officer for AU Health; Dr. Steffen Meiler, chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine; members of the Department of Operational Excellence; AU Health’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt curriculum developer and lead instructor Anthony Horton, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt; and co-instructors Megan Furno, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Rebecca Cirillo, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

AU Health’s Lean Six Sigma training is offered at no cost to all AU Health employees, and this course was developed by the Department of Operational Excellence to improve performance, patient and staff satisfaction, eliminate waste and unnecessary costs, increase productivity and efficiency, and capture lost revenue. This cohort focused on the perioperative continuum and will continue its project work well into 2020.

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