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Becoming the Change: Leadership Behavior Strategies for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare

Presented by John Toussaint, MD, and Kim Barnas from Catalysis


In this webinar, you will learn:

  • A method for self-assessment of fundamental behavior
  • How to use A3 format as a personal improvement plan

The Presenters:


John Toussaint, MD


John is an Internist, former healthcare CEO and is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of organizational excellence principles in healthcare. He founded Catalysis anonprofit education institute in 2008. Catalysis has launched peer-to-peer learning networks, developed in-depth workshops, and created many products – including books, DVDs and webinars. Dr. Toussaint has written three books all of which have received the prestigious Shingo Research and Publication Award: 1) On the Mend 2) Potent Medicine 3) Management on the Mend.




Kim Barnas, CEO of Catalysis

Kim-BarnasPrior to her role at Catalysis, Kim served as a senior vice president for ThedaCare, and president of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center. While in that role she enjoyed the opportunity to learn about LEAN and implement this work in hospital operations. The ThedaCare Improvement System (LEAN) path started in 2003, with value stream mapping followed by improvement events, and projects. She was involved in leading two of the initial value streams for OB and cancer services. In 2014, Kim authored a book titled Beyond Heroes, A Lean Management System for Healthcare, based on this journey. Kim has a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration.