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How Value Stream Mapping and PDSA Ignited my Onboarding Process Improvement Journey

Posted by Nancy Erb on May 01, 2019

When I joined Array in 2013, our accounting team handled new hire paperwork and general orientation during each employee’s first day. Within my first three months, hiring began to pick up as the.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean, Operational transformation

Lean in Professional Services: How to Measure What You Can’t See

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Jul 10, 2017

Lean is a management philosophy and improvement methodology that is applicable in any organization or industry. Even in the non-transactional, low-volume and high-variation world that is.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean, Continuous Improvement

Lean Coffee Group Started in Philadelphia

Posted by Laura Silvoy on Oct 13, 2015

A lean coffee is an agenda-less meeting, where people come to discuss topics related to lean and process improvement. I geared my lean coffee toward healthcare professionals who might be..

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Topics: Lean, Continuous Improvement

Bringing 5S to the Office

Posted by Laura Silvoy on Oct 01, 2015

5S is a lean tool typically implemented in the manufacturing environment. So, how can an architecture firm use this lean tool in the office environment? First, let me explain what 5S is exactly..

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Topics: Lean, Continuous Improvement, 5S

Keeping Respect at the Forefront - A Lesson in Lean Healthcare

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 11, 2015

Respect.

That’s my key takeaway from the one-week Lean Healthcare West green belt training I attended in Greenville, South Carolina.  Specifically, respect for the patient, their family and all.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean, Green Belt, Continuous Improvement

Implementing Continuous Improvement on a Daily Basis at Array

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Apr 24, 2014

In an effort to improve communication and efficiency amongst our designers, and to ensure that our team is happy with the work they are doing, a daily “huddle” has been implemented.The design.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, communication, Lean, Healthcare Design, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2014

I recently had an opportunity, for the second time, to attend the Society for Health Systems Process Improvement Conference. I was again inspired and awed by the significant impact that.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Kaizen, Lean, society for health systems, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement

Top 10 Considerations When Renovating Patient Towers

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 17, 2014

Published in Medical Construction & Design, January 2014

The many benefits of caring for patients within a private room have been proven for decades.

Often, the benefits may be clear, but the...

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Topics: Planning, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, renovation, Patient Environment, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Annual Array "Green Belt Lean Certification for Facility Design” Recap

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Jan 25, 2013

Array hosted its second Annual Lean Event in late 2012. This year the course was at Array’s New York City office located at 44 East 30th Street

The four-day program "Green Belt Lean Certification.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Green Belt, Facility Design, Architects, Continuous Improvement

Lean Applied to Designing a Dialysis Unit

Posted by Jon Sell on Oct 17, 2012

Recently engaged to design a new Dialysis Unit for a large New York City Hospital, Array approached the client to see if they would be open to us observing clinicians in the workspace to gain an.....READ MORE

Topics: ideal state, Future State Mapping, Architecture, Lean, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, dialysis, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare