5s is an integral part of the Lean Healthcare process which promotes "A Place for Everything and Everything is in its Place".
When 5s is performed as the first step of a Lean Healthcare effort, processes become more visible and identified "waste" is
cleaned out. While change is often perceived with a sense of apprehension, participants in the 5s program begin to taste change
as something that can be positive and even fun, paving the way for a true Lean Healthcare transformation. 5s clearly communicates
that management is willing to allow the employees to be involved in the process of change. The goal of 5s is to have a workstation
and office area that is Joint Commission ready at all times. 5s creates a neat, clean and orderly environment that will become
a source of lasting pride for all employees.