Speakers

Laura Winner, MBA, RN

Director of Lean Sigma Deployment Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Laura Winner is the Director of Lean Sigma Deployment for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She has overseen the introduction, launch and evolution of the Lean Sigma Program including training and project mentoring of over 1100 healthcare professionals since 2004.  Laura is herself a Lean Sigma Master Black Belt and serves as course director for the Lean Sigma Prescription for Healthcare® courses through the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.  She completed Six Sigma Green Belt training with General Electric and Black Belt training and certification through Motorola. Laura has led Johns Hopkins Lean Sigma collaboration on several projects with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare including Hand-off Communication, Hand Hygiene and Preventing Avoidable Heart Failure Hospitalizations.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from the Business of Medicine program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies and has a joint appointment with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has over ten years of clinical nursing experience at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Emergency Nursing and Cardiology.