SOURCE: CMTC

March 27, 2007 13:11 ET

CMTC Introduces Lean Healthcare California™

Partnership With Lean Healthcare West to Deliver Lean Services to California's Medical Facilities

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- CMTC has long been established as one of the top Lean practice organizations in California with more than a decade of experience in the Toyota Production System. In that time CMTC has successfully applied Lean concepts beyond traditional manufacturing operations -- employing Lean in administrative offices, libraries and in the product development process and energy consumption.

CMTC's Lean experts have now teamed with Lean Healthcare West to implement principles that will allow hospitals, clinics and physician offices to look at their work differently -- identifying potential savings of time, resources and eliminating errors. Lean Healthcare West has successfully applied Lean principles to 24 healthcare facilities in the past 7 years. Lean Healthcare West is one of the most recognizable organizations of healthcare professionals offering education and implementation of TPS/Lean principles in hospitals, clinics and long term care facilities. CMTC's partnership will allow the healthcare industry to draw upon experienced professionals who can help medical facilities apply the principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS) to the delivery of care. Now, CMTC is partnering with the premier provider of Lean to the healthcare industry, Lean Healthcare West, to offer Lean Healthcare California™.

CMTC will formally launch this partnership with workshops on the Lean process and unique application in the healthcare setting on May 1st in San Diego and May 3rd in Los Angeles. The keynote speaker at both workshops will be Cindy Jimmerson, founder and president of Lean Healthcare West. Ms. Jimmerson is a pioneer of Lean healthcare, having initiated her work with a grant from the National Science Foundation, 2001-2004. She is the author of the Lean Healthcare West© reVIEW Course and Workbook and has been published in many healthcare industry journals and publications.

"We (Lean Healthcare West) are delighted to include CMTC into our network of Lean Healthcare educators and providers," said Ms. Jimmerson. "CMTC has demonstrated professionalism and powerful results with their manufacturing clients in California and we look forward with confidence to seeing their services extended to the healthcare operations community."

Lean Healthcare California™ will allow the state's healthcare industry to take advantage of these proven benefits of the Toyota Production System:

--  Error-free service
--  Waste-free environment
--  More efficient operations
--  Improved patient and employee satisfaction
--  Reduced costs
--  Increase in patient safety
    

To speak with someone about Lean Healthcare California™ services call (310) 263-3060 or log on to http://www.cmtc.com/lean_health.html. To register for either Lean Healthcare workshop log on to http://www.cmtc.com/news.html and click on the appropriate event. To learn more about Lean Healthcare West visit their website at www.leanhealthcarewest.com.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

A private, nonprofit corporation, CMTC was established in 1992 to provide high value consulting services to California's high tech and traditional small and medium-size manufacturers and distributors to increase their competitive advantage through improved methods of management and manufacturing. Today, through its regional teams, CMTC provides consulting services in the practice areas of Strategic Business, Lean Enterprise, Information Technology, Energy Services, Quality, Distribution and Supply Chain Management. CMTC's regional teams cover Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara County, the San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley, the San Joaquin Valley and San Diego/Imperial County. For more information, visit www.cmtc.com.

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