The physician-led team at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Megan Lee, PA-C, and Phyllis L. Mason, MD, obtained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification Aug. 29 as part of Louisiana Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Academy – 300 Series in Baton Rouge.
The healthcare industry is rapidly identifying the need to transform processes and culture by implementing principles of high reliability. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified that 20-50% of all antibiotics prescribed in the US acute care hospitals are wither unnecessary or inappropriate. The 300 series course offered physicians a practical tool to champion key clinical initiatives focused on reducing antibiotic resistance in their organizations. Physician leaders are ideal to champion these initiatives, which are rooted in the scientific method.