When Tim Tomayko, facilities project manager, graduated from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps to experience the world. Tim traveled to South America, gaining life and leadership skills. Later, Tim understood what being a Marine really meant to him. He wanted to make his dad, a former Marine, proud. “Dad didn’t have an […]
As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its plans to build a $200 million critical care tower, teams continue to meet, brainstorm and test out architectural designs in a true-to-scale setting in weeklong Kaizens. Kaizen is a Lean term that refers to improving processes continually by making incremental changes.
It’s 3 a.m. in the ER when the call comes in. There’s been a car accident. A 16-year-old boy – unrestrained and the driver – is being life-flighted. He is in respiratory distress and has head injuries. His 10-year-old brother and front-seat passenger is coming by ambulance. His injuries, neck pain and an obvious deformity to the lower body, appear less serious.