Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare

Root out waste and inefficiency, and improve your clinical and non-clinical processes

Certification Requirements

  • Complete coursework.
  • Pass all exams.
  • Complete one workplace improvement project.

About Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare training covers the same knowledge and skills as our general Green Belt course but with a specific focus on improving processes within and between local departments and functions at healthcare facilities.

Following the disciplined Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap, participants in this course learn to collect and analyze process performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint root causes, and institute new protocols to greatly improve processes. In addition to teaching the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma, this course also provides skills in leading teams through the process of change and in taking a process view of problem solving.

A valuable aspect of this Lean Six Sigma (LSS) course is the inclusion of several creative-thinking modules that can be used to dislodge a team’s thinking when members are mired in their own assumptions and familiarity of their processes. The course also includes a key emergency department simulation in which learners apply the most frequently used Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools.

With a practical and applied focus, the LSS Green Belt for Healthcare course includes interactive lectures, group exercises, hands-on process and simulations, individual exercises and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace. Expert instructors help coach and mentor candidates to successfully pass their final exam and complete their project to gain certification. The Certification Portal also helps to provide structure and support in completing project work and gaining certification.

See instructor Kevin Kelleher in action:

For the general version of this course, please visit Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for information and registration.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve patient’s quality and decrease overall costs using Lean Six Sigma tools.
  • Define, design and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply such Lean Six Sigma concepts as 5S, waste reduction, practical data collection and analysis, mistake proofing and techniques to sustain improvements.
  • Construct a current and future state Value Stream Map to guide focused improvements.
  • Recognize opportunities and apply basic statistical analyses to surface process opportunities and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Apply the appropriate Lean Six Sigma methods and tools to visualize, measure and tactically improve processes for the mutual benefit of the patient and the staff.
  • Develop a mind-set of error prevention by investigation of the “why and how” an error occurred rather than “who” did it.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and recognize how to work with leadership.
  • Prepare and present project reports and presentations to instructors, peers and management.


What is the price of this training and education?



What is the length?

10 days (1 full week each month for 2 months), 72 hours of instruction

How many CEUs are available?


Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Individuals working with clinical or non-clinical processes in healthcare facilities.
Healthcare administrators who want to understand process-driven problem solving in healthcare environments.

What other materials are included?

  • Minitab 17 software license
  • Access to eLearning content, including quizzes, exams, tools and templates.

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Recommended reading
What is the Certification Portal?

The Certification Portal outlines what deliverables are required and provides phase templates and guidelines to help students clearly understand the required deliverables and how to meet them successfully.

What requirements must the workplace improvement project meet?

The workplace improvement project must remove waste, reduce defects, increase on-time delivery or otherwise achieve an important performance goal.

How do I know if Green Belt training and certification are right for me?

Visit our article "Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: Is It Right for You?" for more information and FAQs.


View the Complete Agenda

Week 1
  • Lean Six Sigma Overview
  • Lean Six Sigma Roadmap and Tools
  • Identify the Right Methodology
  • Delivery Simulation (round 1)
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Project Objectives
  • Project Charter
  • Defining Current State
  • Process Mapping
  • 8 Types of Waste
  • Identification of Value
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Minitab
  • Intro to Basic Statistics
  • Delivery Simulation (round 2)
  • Data Collection
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Meeting Facilitation Skills
  • Project Planning
Week Two
  • Identify X's (Fishbone and C&E Matrix)
  • Basic Process Analysis
  • Graphical Data Analysis
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Generate and Evaluate Solutions
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Pilot and Implement Solutions
  • Delivery Simulation (round 3)
  • Control Plans
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Transition and Project Closure
  • Change Leadership



Excellence job of helping to translate from conceptual into real-life examples!

Student Review - LSS GB for Healthcare