Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Program - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Program

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) offers a specialized training program for students pursuing select medical professions interested in earning a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  Program length is four to six weeks.  All training takes place at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center located in Bay Pines, Fla.  Click here to download and view the full training program factsheet.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two highly effective process improvement disciplines used in business today.  Lean, simply stated, is an improvement practice use to eliminate all non-value-added activities and waste to improve efficiency and flow of a business process. Six Sigma is a fact-based, data-driven philosophy of quality improvement that values deficiency prevention over deficiency detection.  Both disciplines are used widely throughout the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in both clinical and administrative settings.

What will I learn while I am in the program?  What are the benefits?

  • Discover and utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools for improving complex health care processes.
  • Be mentored by a physician project champion in a medical specialty area and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt improvement practitioner.
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to identify inefficiencies, conduct value stream analysis, and complete an in-depth improvement project that may improve health care delivery for America’s Veterans!
  • Present project solutions to Bay Pines VAHCS senior executives and other key stakeholders.
  • Earn a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

What are the requirements to enroll in the program?

  • Must be a student pursing a medical profession enrolled at a college or university affiliated with the Bay Pines VAHCS.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must be able to furnish a letter of support from the Dean of your college or university.

Who can I contact for more information?

For questions about the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Program, application process and project opportunities, please contact Joann Fenicchia, Systems Redesign Coordinator, Bay Pines VAHCS, at 727-398-6661 extension 17627 or email