Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital – Site Tour
Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital affiliated with the Aijinkai Healthcare Corporation. The hospital is located in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture and is adjacent to the Aijinkai Group’s Takatsuki General Hospital. The hospital is fitted with high-tech rehabilitation equipment and has set up a cross-functional team to provide high-level rehabilitation services and support for those recovering from serious illness or surgery as well as those with disabilities.
- Hospital: Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital
- Foundation: 1983
- Location: Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture
- Affiliation: The Aijinkai Healthcare Corporation
- Number of departments and hospital beds: 8 medical departments with 210 beds in the Recovery Rehabilitation Ward and 54 beds in the Disability Care Ward
Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital – Lean Characteristics
TQM, QC Circle, Kaizen
Based in Osaka, Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital is part of Japan’s Aijinkai Group of healthcare facilities. The group is a leader in lean healthcare and healthcare innovation.
Japanese healthcare providers have long struggled with the competing needs of increasing quality of healthcare service, serving an ageing community and managing budgetary constraints. Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital has focused its efforts on lean application to create a culture of improvement amongst its staff to respond to these challenges.
Aijinkai Rehabilitation Hospital is one of a growing number of Japanese hospitals utilizing Quality Control Circle activities and Total Quality Management related approaches to develop problem solving capability across its staff. Results from group improvement activities spanning several months are shared across the hospital through presentation days, and employees are encouraged to attend and present at regional and national TQM contests.
It was an inspiring week with great learnings around lean and how it is applied across various levels of the supply chain. The tour also provides a nice glimpse into the Japanese culture with its amazing food and friendly people.
Paul and Ben from Shinka Management need to be commended for the tour that they ran in Japan. The experience has enlightened and energised me to intensify the lean efforts within our organisation. The tour was packed full of knowledge building as well as relationship building with other participants all whilst experiencing a cultural treat…
If you have embarked on a lean journey The Lean Study Tour should be on your bucket list! It was inspiring to see the Toyota Production System in action as a management system, as well as the small improvements made day in and day out by dedicated and motivated teams all striving to continuously improve.…
As I have had a previous unpleasant experience with lean training, I was worried about how much I could gain from this tour. At the end of this magnificent experience I can confirm that Shinka Management has exceeded my expectations. They are so organized, dedicated, helpful and generous. The tour was based on very-well known…
Paul, I just wanted to reach out and give my sincere thanks for an amazing week in Japan. You and your team of experts across all areas of business and language gave me an unforgettable experience and reminded me of so many aspects of lean that I had put to one side or taken for…
A great tour. Having spent over 20 years in manufacturing I now understand the true meaning of Kaizen.
The Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour is a professional development program run several times annually. The program includes a mix of lean and kaizen seminars, hands-on lean training and visits to several benchmark lean companies. For further information and program dates, see the lean tour overview page.