Dr. Patricia Gabow & Philip Goodman

The Lean Prescription:

Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System

The Lean Prescription

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP

Patricia A. Gabow, M.D. was CEO of Denver Health from 1992 until her retirement in 2012, transforming it from a department of city government to a successful, independent governmental entity.

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Philip L. Goodman MS, RRT

Philip L. Goodman MS, RRT

As the Director of the Lean Systems Improvement Department at Denver Health from 2006 to 2013, Goodman provided the leadership and...

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Dr. Gabow and Phil Goodman have thoroughly captured seven years of experience in this engaging and straight forward re-telling of their highly acclaimed Lean transformation of Denver Health.  All of us that know and worked closely with Patty appreciate her unparalleled attention to detail and hands on leadership of her operations as CEO of this magnificent public hospital system.  In The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System, that same Gabow mastery of nuances and the critical elements of transforming a large health system are factually presented, covering not just select clinical areas but whole enterprise ... as it should be done.  Bravo Patty and Phil for your crisp presentation of the why, the how to, and the real results of Lean's impact on Denver Health!

Marc Hafer
President and CEO, Simpler Consulting

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