GARY BIDWELL & ELLEN ERMER
Hello All, I hope you and your families are doing well. The leadership team of the Madison section would like to invite you to our first virtual meeting on the new year. This will be done thru our ASQ WEBEX account and more details will be emailed out closer to the meeting. PLEASE! when signing up for the event provided use with the email address you will be using to participate in the virtual meeting. As, we need this in advance to set up the event. For our first meeting for the year we have two speakers lined up.
A brief topic introduction:
UW Health is in the process of evolving from a set of tools and practices applied to specific improvement efforts to a systematic development & implementation of a leadership system that encompasses lean disciplines; UW Health Way. What I will share today, is our experience to date in setting the foundation for this journey and my optimism for sustained progress.
As one of the senior vice presidents I’m working with likes to say, “Why is my manger acting so weird?”, when we have leaders cascade the education and begin coaching the UW Health Way.
Ellen Ermer will provide a broader perspective and key lessons while Gary shares the specific examples from UW Health.
Gary Bidwell is an Industrial Engineer who has worked in food manufacturing, financial services, independent consulting and healthcare. For the past - almost 10 years - Gary has been employed by UW Health as an Improvement Advisor. Over the years, the role has evolved from relationship based assignments with specific clinical areas and related support working relatively independently, to broad support for the organization's improvement system and tools, working collectively. My current thinking is that I shall be retiring from professional full time work during 2021.
Ellen Ermer started her career in healthcare as a dietitian many years ago in Madison and moved to Arizona several years later. After finishing her Master’s in industrial engineering in 2000, at ASU, she worked at several large healthcare systems, a large radiology company and the blood banking industry in various improvement roles. Ellen returned to Madison after living in Arizona for 30 years. Most recently she worked for the insurance industry and is now back to the healthcare industry. Ellen is passionate about creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement at all levels. She has been actively involved in ASQ both at the local and national level.
Location: This is a virtual presentation and will be done thru WEBEX application. Further details will be emailed out closer to the date of meeting. When signing up Please provide the email address you will be using to log into the WEBEX application to attend the virtual meeting. You must sign up in advance to attend the meeting.
There is no fee to sign up for this presentation.