With two confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a large Midwestern hospital needed to quickly understand the scope of the situation, develop a plan to mitigate the problem, as well as prepare for ongoing legionellosis risk management.
Haley & Aldrich took a holistic approach and used Lean practices to quickly address the problem. We brought in a multidisciplinary team of experts to work side-by-side with corresponding hospital personnel and address the complex problem simultaneously on all fronts. We also effectively facilitated a group of hospital executives with different areas of responsibility and expertise to come to consensus on the current state of the situation and plan for the future.
- Our collaborative approach led to a quicker, more cost-effective resolution of the complex problem than other approaches.
- We helped develop effective plans to reduce and manage future risk of legionellosis.
- The sampling and analysis strategies we used provided data in as little as eight hours instead of the typical 8-14 day timeframe.
- Our in-depth, hands-on strategy allowed the hospital to maintain its critical focus on patient care and facilities operations during this time.