Yellow belts awarded to 69 Six Sigma graduates

The Methodist Mansfield team received the Fire Starter Award for best presentation.

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation completed its third series of Lean “Six Sigma” Yellow Belt presentations yesterday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The graduation ceremony honored 69 participants from hospitals across North Texas.

A total of 19 hospital groups participated in the program involving problem-solving exercises to assist with patient safety. The team from Methodist Mansfield Medical Center received the Fire Starter Award for best presentation and most productive results.

Sponsored by the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), Six Sigma’s Yellow Belt Certification is a program providing insight into the techniques of improvement methodologies. The training provides introductions to process management and teamwork while enabling individuals to achieve objectives. Participants gather data and work together in problem solving exercises.

This is the third straight year the DFWHC Foundation has hosted the Six Sigma classes. Patti Taylor of the DFWHC Foundation’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee served as official host.

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The Class of 2018.