Lean Leadership Retreat on Flathead Lake

Join us for a spectacular end-of-summer retreat in the beautiful Northern Rockies and learn enough about Lean Healthcare to decide if it is right for your organization and how to get started leading your Lean transformation.
To allow participants to enjoy beautiful Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park, Eagle Bend Golf Course (Montana’s #1 rated golf course and one of Golf Digest’s top 50) and local features in the Northern Rockies, we will spend three short workdays focused on the following:
Monday, August 22nd 7:30 - 12:30 (Lunch Included)
  • Overview of Lean/TPS and the applications to healthcare
  • Lean in the acute care hospital (all departments)
  • Lean outside the acute hospital environment, ie, MD office practices, day surgery centers, long term care
  • Defining leadership roles
Tuesday, August 23rd 8:30 - 2:30 (Lunch Included)
  • The Lean Healthcare Toolbox
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • A3 Problem Solving
    • Evaluating your meetings for value
    • The Daily Activity reVIEW©
    • Hammers and Saws for addressing the staffing crisis
Wednesday, August 24th 7:30 - 1:00 (Lunch Included)
  • Changing the way the Quality Department looks at Quality
  • JCAHO compliance…the Joy of Lean!
  • Cost and Cost Benefit
  • Lessons learned: successes, roadblocks and stories

We will meet at sunset for optional discussion and refreshments Monday and Wednesday evenings, on the deck overlooking spectacular Flathead Lake.

Suggested participants: Senior leaders, board members, quality department and process improvement directors; physicians and physician office practice managers. Enrollment limited to 24 participants…sign up now!

Bring your family for a delightful end-of-summer experience. The activities available at the lodge and surrounding area are limitless for the sports enthusiast, wine and fine dining connoisseur or the casual sightseer. Bigfork boasts 21 craft and fine art galleries!

Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Bigfork, Montana. The lodge features lake views (fabulous sunsets), pool/outdoor Jacuzzi, putting green, fireplace, wet bar/microwave/refrigerator in each room. There are two restaurants featuring fine dining and a non-smoking sports bar.

Details can be viewed at www.mountainlakelodge.com (the website doesn’t do it justice!).

Please register for rooms at this link and mention the conference for the preferred rate, or call 1-877-823-4923.

Bigfork offers many other accommodations at a variety of rates which you can review at www.bigfork.org.

Book flights to Kalispell, Montana (Glacier International Airport). The lodge is a beautiful 45 minute drive from the airport; a limousine/shuttle service is available from the airport, but car rental at the airport is strongly advised, as public transportation is scarce.