Rick Wells: Root Causes of Instrument Damage, Custom Trays and Justification, The Dangers of “Business as Usual”

This week on Beyond Clean we speak with Rick Wells, President at SolutionWells, LLC, which is a consulting company that engages with hospitals and businesses to help identify and reduce unnecessary costs.  Rick is an Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry for 31 years.

Segment 1 – 03:00

  • Rick’s Career Background
  • Reducing Human Error
  • Transportation and “Non-critical touches”

Segment 2 – 19:55

  • Altru Hospital Custom Tray Study
  • Reduced Repair Spend 32% in the first 3 months
  • Instrument Failure Rate – Reduced from 18% to 3%

Segment 3 – 37:05

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Reducing Repair Occurrences
  • Creating A Sustainable Environment
  • Articles Referenced in this episode:

Join us next week when our guest will be Mary Ann Drosnock, Manager of Clinical Education for Endoscopy with Healthmark Industries.

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