Greg Lewis and Lou Huebler recently participated in Lean Six Sigma Healthcare Yellow Belt
certification training. Per the course description, the training was designed to enable each
participant to effectively:
• Participate in Lean improvement initiatives as an engaged and informed
• Utilize Lean principles, methods, and tools to optimize care
delivery and support processes
• Assist others in applying Lean principles, methods and tools.
The participants learned:
• Evidenced-based concepts, tools, and techniques
used to facilitate clinical and non-clinical improvement efforts.
• Techniques to analyze workflow processes that identify:
o Value-adding steps;
o Non-value adding steps; and
• Basic Lean techniques to reduce and/or eliminate non-value adding steps.
• Redesign tools to overcome workflow barriers, improve quality, improve reliability and
In order to obtain the yellow belt certification, participants must attend all training
sessions, pass the certification exam, and participate in a Lean Six Sigma Improvement Initiative
which includes submitting an A3 Project Report and Project Report Affidavit. Greg and Lou have
completed the training and passed the exam. They plan to participate in an improvement initiative
in the near future to wrap up the certification process.