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Upcoming Events:
  • March 8 - Lean Coffee Chat in Grand Rapids
  • March 16 - Lean Sustainability Tour at Bell's Brewery - FULL
  • March 21 - City of Grand Rapids Presents A3 & Lean for Management 
  • March 23 - Webinar with IBM Watson Health 
  • March 23 - Lean Coffee Chat in Brighton
  • April 4 - DTMB Energy Center Tour in Dimondale
  • April 12 - Decision Bias Webinar
  • April 19 - Lean DIY Toolkit Training in Lansing 
  • April 19 - Lean Coffee Chat in Troy
  • April 27 - Lean Coffee Chat in Traverse City
  • May 18 - Healthcare Symposium (Lean: A Safer Tomorrow) at Henry Ford West Bloomfield 
  • August 8-10 - Annual Conference in Traverse City
If you have any ideas for events in 2018 or would like to be on the planning team, please respond to this email!
We are excited to announce that we have secured two Keynote Speakers for our Healthcare Symposium! Read more about them here and stay tuned - registration is set to open this month!

Lynn M. Torossian, president and CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, is a respected leader and seasoned healthcare professional with nearly 30 years of experience in multiple organizations and areas, including finance, revenue cycle, managed care, physician organizations and operations.

At Henry Ford West Bloomfield, Torossian provides executive leadership for the 191-bed, $360 million facility. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital delivers a comprehensive health care experience that includes mind, body and spirit as essential elements in the healing process. Her oversight includes strategic planning, business development, physician recruitment and hospital operations. 

Torossian holds a bachelor's degree in business from Eastern Michigan University and is a certified public accountant.  She is board-certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Torossian is a council member of the American Hospital Association Section for Metropolitan Hospitals. She is on the board of directors for Rose Hill Center in Holly, Michigan; and the board of the Huron Valley State Bank, as well as active in the community.

A Milford resident, she is married with two adult children. 
Julia Swanson, Vice President, Performance Analytics and Improvement, leads a team that is responsible for effective organizational performance measurement, review, and project execution is occurring through strategy deployment, comprehensive analytical and electronic data warehouse solutions, performance improvement techniques, and an enterprise wide project management office.  She has 23 years of experience in improving integrated health care operations with expertise in strategy deployment, measurement, organizational performance review, disciplined execution and identifying operational interdependencies in order to bridge silos and levels in organizations to increase efficiency and effectiveness and drive results.

She was last the Administrator for Innovation and Quality at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital where she was responsible for the performance of the hospital's quality oversight system including risk prevention, infection control, regulatory readiness, monitoring and measuring performance, strategic planning, and the coordination of hospital-wide innovation and improvement efforts.  In her time at the hospital, she was very proud of the accomplishments of opening a new hospital on time and on budget and achieving successful accreditation three days after opening.  Julia led the team at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital to ISO Certification within one year of opening the hospital.  

Prior to this position, Julia worked throughout Henry Ford Health System as a project manager with a focus on process improvement and new initiative implementations.  She has a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

Julia serves on the Oakland University Pawley Lean Institute Advisory Council and is a former senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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