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WSU Health Sciences Spokane Extra Health Policy and Administration

Lean initiative serves dual purpose on campus

Six Sigma

Six Sigma

HPA instructor Anna Franklin, center, is the project coach and mentor for students Michelle Le, right, and Elyse Brokaw, left, on the Lean Six Sigma project to improve a process on campus.

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Sarah Schaub

A student-led “Lean” project is helping streamline campus operations at WSU Health Sciences Spokane while preparing graduate students for leadership roles in health care management.

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Spotlight Student: Jacob Zwierstra

Jacob Zwierstra

Jacob Zwierstra

Editor’s Note: Spotlight Students are nominated by staff and faculty at WSU Spokane and are recognized during commencement for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice and/or ability to overcome great odds to succeed as a student. They are selected by a committee ahead of commencement. WSU Spokane will feature a Spotlight Student each day through May 13.

To say Jacob Zwierstra’s military experience is well-rounded would be an understatement.

The Health Policy and Administration (HPA) graduate has served in the Air Force, the Coast Guard, the Alaska Air National Guard and will soon join the Navy.

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