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Lunch & Learn: Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare – Part 2

March 19, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


All are encouraged to register, regardless of whether you attended the August 2023 Part 1 of this presentation. There will be a quick recap at the beginning so our presenter can dive even deeper during this follow-up event.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a combination of Lean and Six Sigma that has been alive and active in Healthcare for nearly 25 years. Six Sigma reduces variation and Lean removes waste. Both provide process improvement affecting patients and achieves business process improvements. When combining these two practices, a powerful Continuous Improvement methodology delivers great results.

Key take aways:

  • Obtain basic knowledge of the LSS tools and methods (DMAIC)
  • See examples of LSS in Healthcare
  • Learn how LSS can impact overall business performance
  • Receive useful tools to apply and see results now


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Ric Van Der Linden is the Principal Consultant for ProgressivEdge (www.ProgressivEdge.com), a consulting business based East Texas area focused on the applications of Continuous Improvement techniques to any business type but with a heavy focus on Healthcare. For the past 18 years has had a full-time dedication to Continuous Improvement through the application of Lean Six Sigma and other improvement approaches He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Organizational Management, is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has held board positions with the American Society for Quality, Institute of Industrial Engineers and other non-profit organizations. He has spent many years running programs at Universities to bring Lean Six Sigma to 1000’s of working professionals.


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