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Thursday, September 23, 2010



BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh at Bradford nursing alumna and UPMC executive Tami Minnier will return to her alma mater to present a conference on “Fixing Healthcare the Nursing Way.”

Minnier’s presentation, which can be counted for six continuing education units, is part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Pitt-Bradford nursing program during Alumni and Family Weekend.

The program will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. The cost is $25 for the public and $15 for alumni. Lunch is included.

Minnier, who is the chief quality officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will give an overview of quality in healthcare and a review of innovative nurse-driven changes.

During the afternoon session, Minnier will introduce the Toyota Production System and its lessons that can be translated to a health care setting through an interactive production exercise using teams to build with Legos.

Minnier is a member of Pitt-Bradford’s first nursing class, graduating with her Associate of Science in Nursing in 1981. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh campus.

She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has studied the Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing and other business improvement applications to health care.

A nationally known speaker, Minnier has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Modern Health Care, Healthcare Leaders, Reflections on Nursing Leadership by Sigma Theta Tau and Newsweek.

This workshop was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development, the Pitt-Bradford nursing program and the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association.

For more information or to register, call Continuing Education at 814-362-5078 or e-mail reach@pitt.edu.


Anonymous said...

Fact: The price paid for lean manufacturing is the loss of jobs and lower quality... Toyota is living proof of that

Anonymous said...

I love Pitt-Bradford and all the exciting classes they offer.