Apple Tree

 Seasoned managers and administrators, through experience, logic and intuition, have harvested the low-hanging fruit of cost efficiency and productivity. The demand for more efficient use of capital dollars as well as labor has driven many organizations to ask whether they can continue to provide these potentially life-saving procedures. This obviously has a negative impact on public perception of the healthcare organization. How do we continue to provide these services, remain competitive and at the same time not lose dollars on the service in question? The answer may lie in Six Sigma.