Safety

Well-known business efficiency model aids life safety

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, January 1, 2010

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Those of you who have heard of the Lean Six Sigma approach to business operations efficiency may be surprised to know there are related applications to fire safety in healthcare facilities.

Ron Wince, president and CEO of Guidon Performance Solutions in Mesa, AZ, has used Lean Six Sigma to improve physical safety, fire protection, and emergency planning in hospitals.
For example, managers at one of Guidon’s client facilities were interested in reconfiguring the layout of their cancer treatment floor. In reviewing floor plans and walking the unit, Wince discovered the following life safety concerns:

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