A further 60 Graduates from 15 hospitals graduated with their Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Certificates in December 2017. Keynote speech was by Assistant Professor Seán Paul Teeling, UCD SNMHS, who talked about how to leverage your Green Belt for change.
Some of the Graduates from the 2017 class.
Mary Day CEO, IEHG and Anna Purcell, Pathology, MMUH. Lean Champion 2017 – Anna Purcell.
Sean Paul Teeling (UCD Programme Director) , with Michael Rowan, Vanessa Kelly and Rosemary Geary accepting the prize for best Scientific Poster. Not pictured, Jennifer Stafford, team lead.
Mary Day, Group CEO, Bernadette Mee 5s practitioner recipient and Gordon Dunne Mater CEO.
Gordon Dunne, CEO, Michelle McGuirk Black Belt, Seán Paul Teeling Mater Lean Academy, Maria Creed Black Belt, Prof. Conor O’Keane, Mary Day Group CEO
Group shot of graduates from 2016
The Mater/UCD Lean Academy Graduation ceremony took place on December 3rd in the Pillar Room. 50 Graduates from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Saint Vincents University Hospital, Sligo Regional Hospital, St Lukes Hospital Kilkenny, Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar and the National Rehabilitation Hospital were awarded their UCD Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare by Mary Day, CEO IEHG. A keynote address was given by Prof Eilish McAuliffe, Professor of Health Systems, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, who advised that in 20 years of Academic healthcare she had never seen a change initiative for patient outcomes sustain so well. Well done to all our Lean Graduates, many of whom are already involved in second generation Lean Projects.
2015 Mater/UCD special award winners
Mater/UCD Scientific Poster -presented by Mary Day, Group CEO, Ireland East Hospital Group – Louise O’Sullivan/Deirdre Beirne/Maurice Carthy/Marion Lynders
Mater/UCD Academic Achievement - presented by Prof Eilish McAuliffe, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems – Catríona Murphy
Mater Lean Champion - presented by Gordon Dunne, CEO, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital – Maurice Carthy
Mater 5S Practitioner - presented by Una Cunningham, Head of Transformation, Chair of Health and Social Care Professions, MMUH – Ruth Greene
Catríona Murphy, UCD Academic Achievement winner, Physiotherapy Dept, MMUH
Maurice Carthy, Lean Champion 2015, Nursing, MMUH
Left to Right – Peter Spencer (Physio) and Lee O’Hora (Radiology) celebrate their Mater/UCD Green Belt award.
40 Mater Staff were awarded Mater and Mater/UCD Green Belts at the Lean Academy Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 18th December by Professor Mary Day.
Professor Mary Day and Professor Conor O’Keane both spoke of the importance of the Lean Academy in contributing to Transformative Change through its Ongoing Projects and Rapid Improvement Events. Seán Paul Teeling, who was awarded his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Process Engineering, gave a short address on Lean application with reference to– People, Purpose, Process and Problem Solving, saying that through Lean the Mater Hospital has developed people to unite with a common purpose to review processes for ‘Non-Value Add’ and ‘Value Add’ activity and to problem solve to generate solutions.
Four Special Awards were given at the Graduation, Crystal Trophies to recognise excellence in Lean Academic Achievement and to recognise Lean Practitioners. The awards were presented by Professor Mary Day and Dr Martin McNamara, Dean and Head of School, UCD Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
Awards were as follows:
Scientific Poster: Maria Creed (Pharmacy), Michelle McGuirk (Transformation Office), Ruth Buckley (Quality) and Marie Kilduff (HSE).
Left to Right –Prof Mary Day, Marie Kilduff, Ruth Buckley (Quality), Maria Creed (Pharmacy), Michelle McGuirk (Transformation) and Prof Conor O’Keane.
Academic Achievement: Diane Moran (CNS Pulmonary Hypertension)
Left to Right – Prof Conor O’Keane, Diane Moran (Academic Achievement), Dr Martin McNamara, Prof Mary Day
Lean Champion: Two Lean Champion awards were given for excellence as Lean Practitioners: Chris Roche (CNM3 ED) and Anita Little (ATM Emergency and Speciality Medicine).
Left to Right – Prof Mary Day, Chris Roche (Lean Champion), Prof Conor O’Keane
Left to Right – Prof Conor O’Keane, Anita Little (Lean Champion), Prof Mary Day
24 students are currently undertaking the Mater/UCD Green Belt Programme which will run again in April and October 2015.
Left to Right – John Ryan, Prof Mary Day, Seán Paul Teeling, Prof Conor O’Keane