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Jan 31, 2012

Healthcare Change Leader Deborah Smith Takes the Helm of Healthcare Services for NOVACES

Smith to drive Lean healthcare, Six Sigma and Constraints Management services to streamline flow, improve quality and safety, and eliminate constraints in healthcare processes.

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 31, 2012 -- NOVACES, a leading management consulting firm that helps healthcare organizations implement performance improvement strategies, announced today that Deborah Smith, Ph.D. has taken the new position of Senior Vice President of Healthcare Services with the company.

The post-reform environment has created an urgent need for transformational change and Ms. Smith’s background in championing progressive strategies for large health systems throughout her career related to performance improvement, strategic planning, organizational culture, leadership and technology puts her in a unique position to meet the needs of the company’s healthcare clients.

"Healthcare leaders have some of the most complex challenges,” says Deborah Smith. “Working with NOVACES allows me to provide strategic guidance, performance improvement solutions and the development of true partnership that designs the best decisions to transform healthcare."

NOVACES services, such as the use of a blended performance improvement toolset consisting of Lean healthcare, Six Sigma and Constraints Management, provides the most effective tools needed to streamline flow, improve quality and safety, and eliminate constraints in healthcare processes. Healthcare Lean Six Sigma performance improvement consultants play a pivotal role in executing the changes necessitated by healthcare reform.

CEO Dr. Bahadir Inozu stated “With the company’s quickly growing market share of performance improvement services to hospitals, health systems, military healthcare and the VA, we knew that NOVACES needed a visionary leader with a proven track record of implementing progressive ideas in the healthcare industry. We quickly recognized that Deborah had just the kind of inspirational leadership and vision that our clients are looking for.”

Ms. Smith takes the helm of healthcare services as publisher McGraw-Hill Professional has released the company’s new book, Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management. The book highlights how performance improvement tools apply to major needs in the hospital C-suite including strategy alignment, project prioritization and management, leadership development, information system workflows, and healthcare facility modernization.


NOVACES is a leading provider of healthcare performance improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and quality management consulting and training services to hospitals, health systems, large physician networks, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Employing its SystemCPI roadmap, the company provides a framework to deploy and manage a performance improvement program that enables clients to rapidly achieve return on investment and sustainable change. For more information, visit or call 1-877-577-6888.

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