Decatur Memorial Hospital Continues with Six Sigma

Posted by: meikah | 24 September 2008 | 12:02 am

A couple of years ago, I featured one Six Sigma project of Decatur Memorial Hospital. That was about how the hospital used a Six Sigma approach to analyze the hospital’s medication-use process, and then looked for automation approaches to help streamline the process.

You would wonder how they Decatur has been doing since it launched Six Sigma in 2001. Well, it’s our luck as iSixSigma shares with us the Decatur journey with Six Sigma:

  • 2001 – launched Six Sigma
  • then trained Green Belts, Black Belts, Master Black Belts
  • toward the end of 2003 – Six Sigma a project on reducing nosocomial infections in three key operational areas – intensive care, intermediate care and the cardiovascular unit
  • in August 2004 – Six Sigma project on on the reduction of surgical site infections

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Filed under: Decatur Memorial, Healthcare, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations

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