Miami Children's Hospital Receives Four International Business Improvement Awards

Published on: 10/22/2009
MIAMI -- Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) was presented four awards recognizing the organization for its business improvement practices during the 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards annual awards ceremony, held October 14 in Orlando. Miami Children’s received more awards than any other entrant during the event, which is the largest gathering of the Global Six Sigma business improvement community.

The Global Six Sigma and Business Improvement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding organizational achievements through the deployment of Six Sigma and Lean business improvement models. The focus of this elite awards program is to honor corporations that have implemented business improvement initiatives resulting in organizational excellence. This year, the summit received entries from organizations based in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and United States. 

MCH received the following honors:
  • The Platinum Award for Process Excellence Project
  • Best Application of Lean Tools within a Business Excellence Project
  • Best Emerging Business Improvement Deployment
  • Best Project Achievement in Health and Safety

MCH President and CEO Dr. Narendra Kini has been instrumental in introducing to the hospital the Lean business improvement model. “We have been examining clinical processes throughout the organization, bringing about tangible results for patients and their families, including shorter wait times and faster registration processes. The Miami Children’s Hospital family has truly embraced Lean. Together we look ahead to continuously improving the care experience,” Dr. Kini said.

Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. 
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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