MWCC Quarterly Conference, December 12, 2018

  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Axis Research & Technologies, 6630 Eli Whitney Drive Suite E, Columbia, MD


  • Employee of MWCC member organization, event speaker, or invited guest of the MWCC.
  • General public


The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members and non-members interested in continuous improvement.  Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that:

  • Examines tools and methods of continuous improvement

  • Showcases examples and case studies by process improvement practitioners

  • Explores leadership, culture change, and other improvement enablers

  • Provides networking with the region's community of Lean Thinkers

Agenda for December 12, 2018 Quarterly Conference

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration & Networking
Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome

9:10 am – 10:10 am Kevin Larsen, MD, FACP
Director, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning Office of the Deputy Chief Operating Officer/OA Centers for Medicare/Medicaid

Dr. Larsen will present on the successes and challenges of organizational lean transformation and continuous improvement efforts in a service organization.

10:10 am – 10:25 am Networking/Break

10:25 am – 11:15 am Eddie Conklin, CHL, Lean/Sigma BB Manager, Sterile Processing & PRMC’s Tactical Lean Expert Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC)

Eddie’s presentation will focus on the use of Lean/Sigma to dramatically improve performance and quality to PRMC’s 16 Operating Rooms. The journey includes creating a department’s culture of continuous improvement to meet PRMC’s expectation of Zero Harm World Class Healthcare.

11:15 am – 11:45 am Presentation of Certificates to Lean Facilitator Certification Program Graduates

11:45 am Close

Continental breakfast will be served. Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs.

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