October 13th, 2014

Lean Six Sigma Principles Applied to Health Care

Presented by Michelle Kimbro, MBA, MBB
THIS Wednesday,  10/15/14 @ 6::00 PM.      
 Biosense Webster

15715 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca


6 – 6:30 pm – Registration, Networking and Dinner

6:30 – pm – Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

6:45 pm – Speaker

8:15 pm – Q & A

8:30 pm – Evaluation and Raffle Drawings

8:45 pm – Adjournment

If you want a dinner selection, you must choose an option.


Register Here or copy and cut this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/m4qggx

Members $10, Non-members $15, Students $10

(.3 R.U.s Awarded)


To encourage interaction, seating is limited to the first 40 registrants, so sign up soon!

For questions, contact:

Event Coordinator – Jean (Flores) Tedrow at 909-322-2011


The manufacturing industry has successfully used lean management principles for decades and those same lean principles can be applied to the delivery of health care.

Even though health care is different in many ways from manufacturing, there are many similarities. Providing health care for a patient or building a car, workers must rely on multiple, complex processes to accomplish their tasks and provide value to the patient or customer. Waste -of money, time, supplies, or good will – decreases value.

The case study in this presentation of lean thinking in health care demonstrates that lean principles can have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.


Michelle Kimbro, MBA, MBB

Lean Six Sigma Consultant | Principal

Michelle Kimbro is the founder of Polaris Healthcare Consulting, which specializes in process re-engineering and improvement utilizing techniques designed to enable healthcare organizations to achieve top performance. She also provides expertise on connecting innovative Health IT solutions with processes to enhance services and improve the delivery of patient care.

Michelle is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and consultant with experience leading performance improvement initiatives for large health care delivery systems and over 18 years of clinical experience in acute and outpatient settings. She is a MBA graduate from the University of Redlands, School of Business.

She currently holds the position of Secretary for the Society of Healthcare Improvement Professionals (SHIP) and in her spare time actively volunteers for Santa Claus, Inc.