In 2014, there was a spike in hospital born central line-associated bloodstream infections among infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) across the country, with no apparent reason as to the cause of infections. Four hospitals among the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety, a network of more than 100 children's hospitals in the United States and Canada, turned to Toyota’s Production System Support Center (TSSC) to help address the increased infection rates.
By sharing principles of Toyota's Production System, Toyota helped Children's Hospitals develop new standards, decreasing infection rates by approximately 80 percent. Hospital officials plan to share the standards with their entire network, improving the standard of care across the United States.
Through TSSC, we hope to continue pursuing our goal to help make a positive impact on our customers, neighbors and our country.Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America CEO