December  2002

Vol. 4, No. 12

Here's this month's issue of Quality eLine, a newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc. that provides industry news, case studies, quality tips, and information about software products and training services.

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Hospitals and improvement: TQI fair demonstrates hospitals' practice
When Middletown Regional Health Systems hosted a Total Quality Improvement fair last summer, what became clear was the fact that improvement methods are becoming integrated into the hospital's practice and culture.  One demonstration of the process improvement in the large southwest Ohio health care system was the study given to the use of restraints for hospital patients who require them for their own protection from injury. To learn more, tqifair.htm

Quality Quiz: Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz (and a copy of Quality Gamebox) are Dean Allen (Cardinal Health); Tim Bumgarner (UPS); Curtis Golden (iRobot Corp.); John Longwell (Corning Community College); and Bruce Stark (Clorox).  Congratulations! For December's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality_Quiz.htm

Data in everyday life: Real or artificial Christmas trees? Chart shows percentages
Has the percentage of holiday trees that are artificial increased since 1990? This chart shows both real and artificial tree sales from the National Christmas Tree Growers Association, as well as percentages of 'no-tree' households.
For more, go to chartsyoucanuse.htm

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn says more about purpose
Our guest columnist attends a seminar that focuses on participation in evolution of one's life, self, and world. One thing leads to another, and David's ruminations go to chaos theory and ultimately'guess what--Six Sigma. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

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