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Gilman, Riley Receives Green Belt Certification from MHA

March 25, 2019

From left, Blake Riley, PharmD; Erin Zeringue, GE Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and President of A3 Healthcare; and Cindy Gilman, RN, Interim ACNO. (Submitted photo)

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Cindy Gilman RN, Interim ACNO, and Blake Riley, PharmD, received recognition from the Missouri Hospital Association for the completion of an 8-month long project on Medication Reconciliation.

Missouri Hospital Association offers the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project exclusively to Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) participating hospitals.

Lean Six Sigma is a performance improvement platform with roots originating in the production and manufacturing industry. Its methodology builds upon a five-step process — Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control — with an intense focus on the removal of errors, defects or “waste,” described as any step, motion or resource that does not add value to the process.

On Feb. 12, Gilman and Riley attended the 2019 MHA Quality and Safety Showcase to present their project on Medication Reconciliation to 17 other member hospitals. Following the presentations Gilman and Riley received their Green Belt certificates.

“Lean Six Sigma has provided us with the tools and knowledge to successfully complete projects within our organization by improving the quality of care and services we provide,” Gilman said.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit