Quality Improvement Projects

Quality improvement projects are those that seek to improve a system to improve process efficiency and effectiveness in the hospital and clinic. Examples include developing protocols, order sets, and routines that ultimately result in improvements in patient care.


Memorial Medical Center, one of the community hospitals with which SIU Medicine is affiliated, employs a Lean Six Sigma process to quality improvement projects.  All residents receive education regarding the Lean Six Sigma process and receive their “white belt” certification through this program.  Residents have the opportunity to pursue a project and further training to earn a Green or Black Belt within this program if they desire. Lean Six Sigma projects are in-depth and allow residents to overhaul systems within the hospital, leading to meaningful change in practice and patient care. For more information on Quality Improvement at MMC, click here.