Thomas G. Zidel

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Thomas G. Zidel, Speaker

Tom Zidel is president of Lean Hospitals, a consulting company, which provides consulting, facilitation and training to healthcare organizations. With more than 25 years of experience in Lean and Six Sigma implementation, he has guided many organizations on their Lean journey. He has dedicated the last ten years to working exclusively with healthcare organizations and is the author of the best selling book "A Lean Guide to Transforming Healthcare, How to Implement Lean Principles in Hospitals, Medical Offices, Clinics and Other Healthcare Organizations", which has been translated to Hindi and Korean as well.



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Tom Zidel is president of Lean Hospitals, a consulting company, which provides consulting, facilitation and training to healthcare organizations.  With more than 25 years of experience in Lean and Six Sigma implementation, he has guided many organizations on their Lean journey.  He has dedicated the last ten years to working exclusively with healthcare organizations and is the author of the best selling book “A Lean Guide to Transforming Healthcare, How to Implement Lean Principles in Hospitals, Medical Offices, Clinics and Other Healthcare Organizations”, which has been translated to Hindi and Korean as well.  Tom has trained and/or mentored over a thousand healthcare professionals in the use of Lean and DMAIC methods and tools in many of our nations leading hospitals, including Yale New-Haven Health System, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Aurora Health Care.

Tom Zidel is a pioneer in Lean implementation in healthcare.  His presentations and workshops are stimulating, energetic and applicable.  His unique approach to Lean implementation allows organizations to sustain their Lean initiative by creating a Lean culture and developing in-house experts in both Lean and Six Sigma.  In Tom’s most recent book presently in the process of publication “Lean Healthcare Reform, Saving Billions in Healthcare Costs”, he explains the key components and supporting elements necessary to create a truly Lean enterprise. 

Tom has a passion for Lean and presents it as a viable solution to many of the issues facing healthcare today.  His presentations are stimulating and provide insight into the need for Lean implementation in healthcare.  His goal is to create a Lean culture in healthcare organizations that can sustain the Lean initiative on their own without the need for outside support. 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Hartford
  • Master of Business Administration from Western New England College
  • Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Author of “A Lean Guide to Transforming Healthcare, How to Implement Lean Principles in Hospitals, Medical Offices, Clinics and Other Healthcare Organizations” and soon to be published “Lean Healthcare Reform, Saving Billions in Healthcare Costs."

This speaker's topics include:

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Lean Implementation
  • Lean Tools
  • Lean Principles 

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