The strategy room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Pink sticky notes on the wall represent points in a process where a patient has to wait. This giant chart is used to track progress of the "Lean Healthcare" method.
Credit (via David Weinberg)
A diagram of a Toyota concept instituted at Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Value Stream mapping - essentially taking a complicated process, and breaking it down into its individual steps and finding ways to make each step more efficient.
Throughout the country a number of hospitals have been looking to Toyota auto plants to learn how to make healthcare safer and more efficient. Among the dozens of institutions adapting the Toyota Production system to healthcare is Barnes-Jewish Hospital here in St. Louis.
Reporter David Weinberg brings us the story of how Far East auto plants are changing the face of hospitals in the west.
A new analysis suggests racial and ethnic minorities are not getting equal treatment when it comes to strokes.
At the request of the American Heart Association, a group of stroke experts led by Saint Louis University neurologist Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores examined the scientific literature for racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care.
This morning as the National Weather Service upgraded the tornado risk to "high" for the St. Louis area this afternoon, meteorologist and severe weather expert Mike Smith joined us for St. Louis on the Air. Smith called this the "worst tornado season" since the 1950's and cautioned that complacency about risk can be one of the deadliest factors during any storm.