Lean Six project team members are developing and implementing a standard, lean process at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) to improve the number of Ceserean sections (C-section) starting on time. The process will also create a safer plan of care by ensuring emergency deliveries can be responded to in a more timely manner. This can reduce negative scheduling impacts throughout the day. Several “workflow” walk-throughs were held on the NMCP Labor & Delivery ward to observe and gather data related to the process of scheduled C-Sections.

A team meeting was held this month to develop a Lean Six Sigma Spaghetti Diagram of the Cesarean Section delivery workflow for OB surgeons, OR nurses, and Anesthesiologists.

The Lean Six project team, working to improve the "Scheduled C-Sections" at NMCP, made a site visit to Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (SPAH) in Virginia Beach to share information. This project is still in progress and is scheduled to be completed by July or August 2018.

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