Last month, I had a great opportunity to work onsite with one of our customers, Mary Greeley Medical Center, in Ames, Iowa. They’ve been using our software to manage and track their “Rapid Improvement Events” and followup actions. Mary Greeley also worked with one of our consultants and used our system to facilitate a “KaiNexus WorkOut” process last year, where they implemented dozens of improvements over three months that netted over $800,000 in financial savings, among other benefits.
A Strong Foundation
Mary Greeley already has a great foundation of improvement work, which has led to them recently receiving the “Gold Achievement” recognition through the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence process. As we say at KaiNexus, to have a culture of improvement and innovation, you need three things: a methodology, leadership, and enabling technologies. Mary Greeley has all three of those elements in place.