Clare Fox, AVH, Earns Lean Bronze Certification

Androscoggin Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Clare Fox, PT, Cert MDT, Physical and Speech Therapy Manager, has been approved for Lean Bronze Certification by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Shingo Institute, and SME.  

Clare passed the Lean Bronze Examination and portfolio requirements and is now recognized as Lean Bronze Certified. This journey was labor-intensive and took over two years to attain. Clare now joins an elite group of individuals who passionately work toward continuous improvement in the relentless pursuit of perfection. As a certified professional, she can now use the following credentials after her name, Clare Fox, LBC.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Clare on this noteworthy accomplishment,” commented Michael Peterson, FACHE, AVH President and CEO.  “At AVH, we encourage the professional development of our employees.  I look forward to continued work with Clare on AVH’s and North Country Healthcare’s Lean journey to create value to our patients and fellow employees and volunteers.”

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