Waste Walk Saves $3.7M at UMC Health System

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Led by Director of Operations Paulo Maldonado, a recent 100-day waste collection, has resulted in substantial savings of $ 3.7 million for the 2017 UMC Health System budget. "These are the little things," says Lisa Barrington, Lean Six Sigma Manager for the UMC Health System, while she exclaims from the impact of hundreds of projects to improve process submitted through the walk. A project, in which they replaced disinfectant dispensers with models that waste less, saved $ 12,000 a year. With projected savings of more than $ 8 million for 2018, the UMC Health System's continuous improvement efforts are aimed at creating higher engagement and happier customers

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