From your program chair. – James Persaud
My Fellow members,
Congratulations again to our scholarship winner, Ms Harper Bischoff. We wish you every success. Thanks to all who attended our function to honor not only our scholarship winner, but also our ASQ Chicago section volunteers. It was our recognition and awards evening. Again, thank you to all, our member volunteers for helping to maintain the section activities. We cannot do it without your help and commitment. Please continue to help our members, the section and our society.
Yes, it is almost May; we are half way through our program year. Our May meeting will be most interesting and captivating. We will learn from two of our own. Yes, well learned and experienced Quality practitioners. Just when you believe you know of the risks in medical laboratories. Come hear about this and learn about IQCP. You are likely to be surprised what you hear. However, you will learn not only about risks in medical laboratories. You will also learn about the requirement of ISO 15189:2012. Those who know the ISO standard, let’s see how it relates. Expand your knowledge. Learn what your counterparts know.
1. Risk in Medical Laboratories
What does that mean to us? Is it the means of identifying and evaluating potential problems or errors that may occur in your testing process? What are the risks to us using such facilities? Let’s find out.
About your presenter –
Donna Gillespie has been an active member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Healthcare Division since 2008. She collaborated on the development of ASQ’s Healthcare Body of Knowledge and is a member of ASQ’s Healthcare Technical Committee, a joint committee of the Healthcare Division and Quality Management Division of ASQ.
Donna has nearly forty years of practical experience in medical laboratories. As a Medical Technologist, she is comfortable with the basic and advanced quality tools used in medical laboratories. As a Lead and Technical Assessor for the CAP 15189SM Accreditation Program, she is focused on quality, safety, and process improvements in contemporary laboratory medicine.
Prior to joining the College of American Pathologists, Donna was an Associate Project Director for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation and a Field Representative (Surveyor) for the Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
Donna earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She is an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and an American Society for Clinical Pathology Medical Technologist and Specialist in Microbiology. Donna is currently a student of the Doctor of Business Administration in Quality Systems Management degree program at the National Graduate School of Quality Management/New England College of Business.
2. Leveraging 5S to Foster Staff Engagement and Teamwork
Yes, just when we believe we know all about 5S, then this.
Many companies fail to tap into the full potential of 5S, focusing solely on the visible benefits of a cleaner workspace or the financial upside – reduced inventory, smaller storage spaces, and even deferred capital expenditures for new space. While these are worthwhile measures there are additional, less-visible benefits to organizational culture when 5S projects are done properly. Providing structure and guidance, but ‘letting go of the reins’ a bit will often yield results beyond original expectations. After a short primer on 5S training materials, we will review several successful 5S projects from healthcare and other industries.
About your presenter –
Keith Poole is a Leadership Advisor with Khrusallis, a company dedicated to Lean transformation in healthcare and other industries. Keith works closely with senior leadership teams to deploy strategy and create organizational alignment all the way to front-line staff.
Date: 9th May, 2018
Victoria of Rosemont (Holiday Inn)
Edward Hotel Chicago
6600 N. Mannheim Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
- Chicken Breast Marsala
- French string beans
- Rosemary Potato wedges
- Eggplant Napoleon (for vegetarians)
- Chocolate Sundae
- Coffee & international teas.
Agenda – tentative
- Registration and Networking
- 1st presentation – Risk in medical laboratories & ISO 15189
- Next month meeting – Joe Lisy award
- 2nd presentation- Leveraging 5S to Foster Staff Engagement and Teamwork
Cost for dinner – $30 with pre- registration. $35 at door
Register early and save.
Free attendance to anyone not having dinner.
Please, look at our Program schedule for 2018 and plan for it. Check it out at – http://asqchicago.org/programs/calendar/
Looking forward to meeting you at the meeting.
Vice Chair Program