to main content Spring 2019 Green Belt Certification Training Program | Center for Transforming Healthcare
  • Prior to Session 1, participants will have access to two important videos to prepare for the training sessions:
    • Topic 1 – How to select effective process improvement Green Belt projects (30 minutes) 
    • Topic 2 – The role of project champions and sponsors (60 minutes)
  • Mentoring calls every two weeks throughout the project lifecycle (six months) by process improvement experts to help trainees navigate barriers to project success
  • Participants will have the ability to select their own projects with ongoing mentoring by process improvement experts

As a team, our instructors and mentors bring the experience of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s innovative work with leading health care systems and hospitals, and provide training and mentoring on high reliability concepts and the pursuit of zero harm, including Robust Process Improvement® tools and methods. Our teams’ expertise comes from guiding health care providers exclusively in applying RPI principles to their own patient safety and quality processes, such as improving hand hygiene, improving emergency department turnaround times, or reducing medication errors, as well as operational processes, such as improving bed turnover times, reducing billing errors, or reducing staff turnover.

A team of certified process improvement experts with experience applying Lean, Six Sigma, and change management skills specifically within health care settings will be guiding and mentoring the participants in this program.

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Faculty Members:

Klaus Nether, D.H.Sc., MMI, MT (ASCP) SV
Executive Director, High Reliability Product Delivery
Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Faculty Members:  Klaus Nether, D.H.Sc., MMI, MT (ASCP) SV  Executive Director, High Reliability Product Delivery  Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt  Dr. Nether is the Executive Director, High Reliability Product Delivery at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. He leads the delivery of Center products, ensuring that these adhere to high reliability principles and Robust Process Improvement concepts. Dr. Nether is also responsible for Center solution development activities, both domestic and international. Prior to this role at the Center, Dr. Nether was a Master Black Belt in the Department of Robust Process Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he supported the Joint Commission’s activities associated with establishing and sustaining a RPI culture which includes the use of Six Sigma, Lean, and formal change management.

Prima Romulus, MBA
Black Belt II, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Project Lead

Prima Romulus, MBA is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Project Lead for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. She currently leads and co-leads projects with external organizations nationwide in their efforts to achieve sustainable improvements in patient-care initiatives with the use of Robust Process Improvement methodology. She also helps to develop the Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®), a process improvement application that helps identify tailored solutions to some of health care’s most critical safety and quality problems. Prima’s role is also integral to the Center for Transforming Healthcare’s mission to transform health care into a high-reliability industry in collaboration with health care organizations as she trains and mentors both internal and external Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Candidates in adopting and using RPI tools for improvement projects as well as in their everyday work activities.

Ziad Karam, MPH
Black Belt, High Reliability Initiatives

Ziad Karam, MPH is a Lean Six Sigma and Change Management Black Belt for High Reliability Initiatives at the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. He is responsible for leading and coordinating activities supporting the adoption of high reliability practices with hospitals and state hospital associations. He also leads both internal and external improvement projects and facilitates engagements to help organizations prioritize their efforts on their high reliability journey. He is involved in the work that the Center conducts in collaboration with hospitals related to High Reliability initiatives and spread of Robust Process Improvement methodology. This included the use of the Targeted Solutions Tool, a process improvement application that addresses some of health care’s most critical safety and quality problems. He assisted with the management of all aspects of the Oro® 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment and Resources application including content development, data extraction and analysis.

Teena V. Wilson
Executive Change Management Coach

Ms. Wilson has over 25 years of project and operational leadership experience. She is an experienced Joint Commission certified Master Change Leader and Green Belt with strong leadership and communications skills. She is responsible for teaching, mentoring and coaching on the Robust Process Improvement tool set with emphasis on Facilitating Change™, Meeting Facilitation, and Advanced Meeting Facilitation methodologies, and tools to positively affect process improvement, change management, leadership effectiveness and team development.

Work with us

Prior to the class the instructors will be sending a second email with welcome logistics, and as part of that will ask trainees to provide a two-sentence summary of their project. Further, as the class is fully online, students will be asked to participate in a technical check, one week before the session, and any needed technical support will be provided.

Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. This program is approved for the following listed contact hours*. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

*Summary of Continuing Education Contact Hours Awarded for this Program:

Assigned Pace #: 284-001-21

  • ACCME: 49.5 CME – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ANCC: 49.5 CE
  • ACHE: 49.5 CE
  • CA Board of Registered Nursing: 49.5 CE
  • IACET: 4.95 CEU
  • ASCLS P.A.C.E.: 49.5 CE (Program Number: 284-001-21)

The Joint Commission is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1™), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for the listed contact hours. The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Payer by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. program, ASCLS P.A.C.E., 6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD, 208170-1574.The Program Number is 284-005-20.

Note: this program is not offering ACPE credits.