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Toyota collaborated with four children's hospitals to reduce a certain type of blood infection by 75%. They used production principles.

Toyota collaborated with four children's hospitals to reduce a certain type of blood infection by...

LEAN manufacturing principles can resolve a lot of systemic mistakes and eliminate a significant amount of waste in medical and public systems.

In some aspects I agree. However, my local hospital had to use LEAN principles, and they ended up doing stupid micromanagement things like timing how long it took people to go to the printer, things that mostly just decreased morale, from literally every person I've talked to.

If done correctly timing things, called a waste walk, can be very beneficial. As an example, if it's found that it takes a certain number of seconds to print something and then an additional number to walk to the printer, wait for the print, walk back to your desk, etc etc then the end result could go a few directions. Maybe the bigger issue is the speed of the printer and a replacement is ordered. Maybe there's more waste in the walk so an additional printer is installed closer to the workstation. It's not about the timing, it's about identifying inefficiencies and making adjustment to make things more efficient which as an employee likely means less stress looking for things, waiting for things, etc.

I work at a hospital that has used Toyota's principles for years and now we're one of the top hospitals in the nation! Its amazing how car manufacturing principles can be applied to healthcare.

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Releases Solo Track to Raise Money for Dogs Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Releases Solo Track to Raise Money for Dogs Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Releases Solo Track to Raise Money for Dogs Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

I... wanna save a dog in the texas.

There's already funds for that, basically every one out there is aimed at doing that, if you're so concerned you're welcome to start a fund to save humans. It's his choice to do that, and instead of scrutinizing him for not doing more you should be appreciative of the fact he's using his resources at all to help.

What a cool dude. Love me some Blink and MH!

https://youtu.be/WHalAUHOrKc

Huh...

UT regent donates $25M to School of Social Work to alleviate students’ debt because 'they’re heroes'

UT regent donates $25M to School of Social Work to alleviate students’ debt because 'they’re heroes'

As a Social worker this absolutely warms my heart.

Hey, paramedic here who works full time in an ER.

Thank you. Seriously. Social work takes more empathy, patience and understanding than any job I can think of off the top of my head. I think you guys are the real unsung heroes of healthcare. Thanks for doing what you do.

I wish state schools and governments would play a bigger role in keeping social work school programs more affordable to begin with. They provide a great benefit to society but have to personally take on a tremendous amount of financial costs. Uplifting news regardless.

Isn't that the truth, as an ER tech I second this motion. You know you have a tough job when ER people are like... "Yeah, we're gonna need you to take over from here."

JetBlue caps direct flight ticket prices out of Florida at $99 ahead of Hurricane Irma

JetBlue caps direct flight ticket prices out of Florida at $99 ahead of Hurricane Irma

“In addition, we are waiving change fees for customers who want to change their flight plans due to the forecast.” the spokesman said. “We also are adding flights and increasing the size of the aircraft we’re using on flights to and from San Juan and south Florida, providing more opportunities for customers to leave. New flights are being added to and from San Juan, Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West, all to Atlanta (where people can connect to destinations across the U.S.)

Now that's a good PR move.

Not sure why this is hard to understand for some companies/people/entities. Instead of turning people away or making it difficult in already difficult situations they do good by the people and the people usually return that favor down the line. Very good move indeed!

Good job, Jet Blue. That's how you build goodwill and loyalty.

When it comes to airlines, isn't it all uplifting news? Edit: Thanks for the gold stranger! I'm really proud that my highest upvoted comment (so far) and my first gilded comment is a dad joke.

Coca-Cola grants permission to two men In Beaumont, Texas -- a city with no water -- to steal bottled water from the company's warehouse

Coca-Cola grants permission to two men In Beaumont, Texas -- a city with no water -- to steal bottled water from the company's warehouse
Coca-Cola grants permission to two men In Beaumont, Texas -- a city with no water -- to steal bot...

I don't think they understand the definition of "steal."

Going in to a Coke warehouse to get bottled water, I can imagine how the conversation went.

"Touch Nothing But The Lamp"

"Take" but stealing gets more clicks.

So "coca cola gives water to people" ?

Rapper Logic released a song titled 1-800-273-8255 and it increased suicide prevention calls by 50%.

Rapper Logic released a song titled 1-800-273-8255 and it increased suicide prevention calls by 50%.
Rapper Logic released a song titled 1-800-273-8255 and it increased suicide prevention calls by 50%.

Are those actual people who were seeking help with suicide or people who saw the song and wondered who would answer?

Either way it's great publicity for suicide prevention.

In an interview with Genius, Logic said:

So the first hook and verse is from the perspective of someone who is calling the hotline and they want to commit suicide. They want to kill themselves. They want to end their life. When I jumped on a tour bus that started in Los Angeles, California and I ended in New York City and did a fan tour where I went to fan's houses and shared meals with them, hung out with them, played them my album before it came out. Them along with other people on tour, just fans that I met randomly, they’ve said things like, "Your music has saved my life. You've saved my life." And I was always like, "Aw so nice of you. Thanks." And I give them a hug and shit but in my mind, I'm like, "What the fuck?" And they're really serious. And they tat shit on their arms and get shit like lyrics that save their life and in my mind, I was like, "Man I wasn't even trying to save nobody's life." And then it hit me, the power that I have as an artist with a voice. I wasn't even trying to save your life. Now what can happen if I actually did?.[4]

Pretty cool, from the wikipedia entry.

It's that bad of a song huh?

Honestly the vast majority are probably just people who were curious... the "867-5309/Jenny" phenomenon.. but even if just one/a few suicidal people legitimately called due hearing the song it already makes it a success.

Also, the song is all about spreading awareness so while the majority of people may not need the number at the moment they are now aware of it should they need it in the future

6 Year-old applies for job at legoland as model builder with 'lots of experience'

6 Year-old applies for job at legoland as model builder with 'lots of experience'
6 Year-old applies for job at legoland as model builder with 'lots of experience'

Sorry, we require at least 7yrs of experience..

with 7 years of experience with Duplo.

"We feel you may be...overqualified."

All that experience and it just shows him next to a bunch of unbuilt blocks? I hate to break it to the kid, but he lacks imagination

A 93-year-old widow of Holocaust survivor has donated $22 million to a German zoo saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during WWII

A 93-year-old widow of Holocaust survivor has donated $22 million to a German zoo saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during WWII
A 93-year-old widow of Holocaust survivor has donated $22 million to a German zoo saying she want...

Zoos often do wonderful research on biodiversity. They contribute to scientific knowledge. Biodiversity knowledge is useful in the prevention of famine.

I see Germany's really changed their views on biodiversity and famine then

I found a german source: -The money will go into a fund(?) and the profits of this goes to the zoo, the reason stated was fears of reduced state funding -she met her husband in cologne (the article indicates that they where young and poor. They married a year after the war and immigrated over Israel to America where here husband became successful.

This is funny because i read the exact same article but she donated the money to zoo Kolin, which is not in Germany, but in the Czech Republic. So which is it???

Navajo Nations first solar project now producing Enough Electricity for 13,000 Navajo Homes

Navajo Nations first solar project now producing Enough Electricity for 13,000 Navajo Homes

*Navajomes

Meanwhile the Lakota are either investing in Exxon and/or getting fucked over by like-minded fossil fuel corporations.

Can we get some Solar Projects started up in the Northern U.S. once in awhile? Plenty of open land and empty rooftops.

Wind is also readily available up north.

Heh

More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivors a safe place to stay

More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivors a safe place to stay
More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivo...

McIngvale said he's not concerned at all about his merchandise and still plans to sell it after the storm.

"We’ll have a Harvey floor model sale, or something. I’ll come up with some shtick," he said with a laugh. "These people are nice. They’re taking care of the furniture. Furniture’s made to be sat on, slept on, laid on, whatever. It's just a product. It ain't gonna hurt it."

Something tells me he won't have any issue either mattress sales ever again

Something tells me he won't have any issue either mattress sales ever again

Think again. He'll make a fortune in the next months, but once everyone will have bought their matress nobody will buy a new one in the next 10 years or more.

I am surprised he hasn't been honored already. He is probably our most widely known and respected citizen in the metroplex. In recent years second closest would probably be JJ Watt. From childhood I also remember some guy with a chainsaw, Hilton Furniture I think, but I don't really know much about him personally.

Nah, these days people move around more often because of career advancement. The end result is people buying new furniture every 5 years because it is more economical to leave/donate/trash the old stuff.

Try one of these subthreads