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ASQ Section 0511 August 2017 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 9 August 2016

updatedFiona's Irish Pub, Kingstowne Center

updated5810 Kingstown Center, Kingstowne, VA 22315

updatedDirections to Fiona's Irish Pub in Kingstowne Center

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Lean Process Improvement at Inova Health System

Kathy Paro, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Process & Outcomes Improvement
Inova Health System

Keith Hardwick, Director, Strategic Process & Outcomes Improvement
Inova Health System

Melissa A. Martin, Senior Director, Strategic Process & Outcomes Improvement
Inova Health System

Short Narrative/Description:

For many years, Lean has been implemented using various methodologies in healthcare; however, the true sustainment is a challenge. Shrinking reimbursements, increased costs, and antiquated processes are typically all reasons to adopt Lean thinking—but they also have led to the dissolution of the very departments meant to solve them! Inova Health System embarked on it’s Lean journey in 2008 and has steadily seen the results of using a coordinated model of complimentary goal setting, problem solving, and coaching techniques. Kathy Paro, Melissa Martin, and Keith Hardwick, leaders of this organization, are pleased to share some of the challenges and successes of this implementation with their local ASQ chapter.

Inova is a $2.5B not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year throughout the Washington, DC metro area and beyond. Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and ambulatory facilities, primary and specialty care practices and health and wellness initiatives.


Dinner Location:

Fiona's Irish Pub is built on the rich Irish Spirit that makes a gathering place feel like home. Its authenticity is accentuated by the fresh, original dishes from the proprietor's hometown - Dublin, Ireland. Be sure to review the sample menu


Reservations: Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. To register with or without dinner please use our on line reservation form which can be used up to the Tuesday before the meeting. If you wish to make a reservation the day of the meeting or your plans change, please contact dba17@asq0511.org, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 -- P.J. Skidoos, Fairfax

Call for Speakers!!!
Would you or someone you know like to speak at a future ASQ meeting? We're always looking for volunteers. Be creative! Exercise your public presentation skills! Earn recertification credits! Get a free dinner! Please contact programs17@asq0511.org.