Simpler Consulting Client Denver Health Receives Shingo Bronze Medallion

Marks the First Time a Healthcare Facility has been Recognized by the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Simpler Consulting, L.P., a leading global management consulting firm, today announced client Denver Health has been recognized by the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence with a Shingo Bronze Medallion for its commitment to adopting lean management practices across the enterprise. Denver Health is the first healthcare facility to receive this honor.

“We would like to congratulate Denver Health for being recognized with the prestigious Shingo Bronze Medallion,” said Marc Hafer, CEO, Simpler Consulting. “Denver Health has achieved great results from its lean transformation journey and this award validates that claim. We are dedicated to helping healthcare organizations like Denver Health identify and eliminate waste so they may strengthen patient services and their bottom lines.”

Denver Health’s goal is to define value in the eyes of patients and identify and eliminate waste from all areas of the organization—resulting in a system that reduces cost and improves patient care. In the past five years, Denver Health has realized nearly $88 million in financial benefit, while improving patient care. Completing more than 300 lean management improvement events, involving 1,300 employees, the results of its lean transformation are significant.

“Denver Health should be proud of this tremendous accomplishment and the teamwork required at all levels to accomplish it,” said Steve Matteson, vice president and general manager of client services at Simpler HealthcareSM, North America. “With significant systemic changes in motion—such as the pending $155 billion Medicare reimbursement reduction—hospitals across the country seek improvements to deliver excellent care at the lowest possible cost.”

Denver Health will be presented the Shingo Bronze Medallion at the 23rd annual Shingo Prize Conference March 28 to 31 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Simpler Consulting, L.P.

Simpler Consulting, L.P. is a leading global management consulting firm that helps companies improve processes to stimulate business-impacting results. Unlike traditional management consulting firms that specialize in developing strategy but fall short on execution, Simpler plays an active role helping clients to create an organizational culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler has delivered the fastest and most enduring lean transformations at hundreds of organizations across a wide array of industries including manufacturing, government, insurance and healthcare. To learn more, visit

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