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WMPMI's monthly breakfast time meeting is a one-PDU event featuring you and other attendees discussing topics from the PMI Talent Triangle. 

Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Tools and Techniques to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

The national standard for blood culture contamination is 3%. A multi-departmental diverse team of professionals gathered to focus on the blood collection process. They looked at utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques along with the DMAIC methodology to reduce blood culture contaminations. They used root cause analysis to determine where the problems were in current state and built long-term sustainable solutions, including standard works, that addressed the problems found. The blood culture contaminations rate went from over 5% to less than 1% for over a year.

Tanya-Stinson-square.png   About the speaker: Tanya Stinson, MHQS, CMBB, MCBA, CRP

Tanya is a Supervisor of Data Governance Support and a Performance Improvement Engineer at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas. She has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Tanya has 14 years of experience in leading large Lean Six Sigma transformational initiatives along with training, coaching, and certifying others (clinical and non-clinical) in leading performance, process, and quality improvement projects. She is extremely passionate about making positive changes that will improve outcomes for the consumer, employees, and leadership, as well as empower project leaders through coaching and mentoring that will help others to become successful and grow the PI culture. She has worked in various Quality and PI settings, inside and outside of healthcare.

Tanya was awarded the 2020 ACHENTX Mentor of the Year award and recently started her own consulting firm, Leaning Towards Change, LLC, and is training, coaching, and mentoring students and leaders in getting their Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt certifications as well as work with organizations to reduce their defects, wastes, inefficiencies, and costs therefore improving quality, cost, efficiency, safety, and productivity.

Certifications · Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt · Certified ROI Professional · Certified Master Business Analysis · Certified Lean Champion · Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner · Certified IHI Healthcare and Safety · Certified 8D/PPS Leader · Certified Texas Peace Officer


  • The program begins at 8:00 AM ET and discussion ends promptly at 9:00 AM.
  • The Webex link will be provided prior to the event. 

PDU: 1.0 (Strategic Business Management)

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Type of category: Breakfast Meetings

Type of activity: Strategic Business Management skills

Date: July 16th, 2021

Hour: 8:00AM to 9:00AM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $10.00


Virtual Meeting