Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate for Healthcare Organizations Online

Develop your quality management and project leadership talents. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is skilled in leading small-scale Six Sigma improvement projects. With this valuable credential, you’ll have the skills to use proven techniques for solving quality problems and improving processes. 


  • Format: Online / Contract

    Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEUs

    Cost: $1899

    When: Jan. 25 - Mar. 21, 2016

The University of Georgia offers a live-online course, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare Organizations. Your instructor will explain Lean Six Sigma methodologies and show you how they can be applied in a healthcare environment. You will learn how to create efficiencies in scheduling, office management, supply ordering, recordkeeping and most importantly, customer satisfaction.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

It combines several methodologies:

  • Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, project-driven quality improvement approach that emphasizes a systematic approach to problem solving and making decisions based on data. Six Sigma results in increased customer satisfaction, improved quality and reduced costs.
  • DMAIC is a five-step methodology used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process.
  • Lean is a method that concentrates on reducing waste by improving work flow and eliminating mistakes.

Together, these methodologies provide healthcare organizations a powerful means to reduce waste, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

The features of this customized course include:

  • Audio presentations with corresponding visuals
  • Asynchronous online discussion boards
  • Weekly, instructor-led, live Web sessions
  • Lessons on the Six Sigma philosophy, DMAIC methodology, graphical analysis tools, statistical calculations, and lean principles
  • Healthcare-specific, authentic learning exercises and discussion topics

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - Monday, March 21, 2016
Course Date Info: 

Online (8 weeks). Once-a-week live online sessions with the instructor will be on Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m. These sessions will be archived for later viewing if the student is unable to participate in these live meetings.

This course is also available as a classroom contract training for your organization! You choose the dates and location. For more information, please contact Professional and Personal Development at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu

Course Format:
Online, cohort-based, with asynchronous activities and live web sessions

Course Fee(s): 


Continuing Education Information: 

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and will receive a University of Georgia Certificate of Completion that awards 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Visit the University of Georgia CEU policies for more details.

Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. She is currently Principal at University Training Partners, a company that develops and delivers Six Sigma training for corporations and universities.

Over the past four years, Dr. McShane-Vaughn has helped hundreds of professionals learn and apply Lean Six Sigma principles to their workplaces. Previously, she was a tenured faculty member at Southern Polytechnic State University. For 8 years, she directed and grew their Master of Science in Quality Assurance program and taught Statistics, Statistical Quality Control, Linear Regression and Design of Experiments in the graduate program.

Before her career in academics, Dr. McShane-Vaughn worked for 15 years as a quality engineer and statistician in the automotive, medical device manufacturing, consumer products testing and revenue management industries.  

Dr. McShane-Vaughn is the past chair of the Six Sigma Black Belt exam for the American Society for Quality, and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of Six Sigma Forum Magazine for ASQ. She was an examiner for the Georgia Oglethorpe Board of Examiners, Georgia's equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award. Dr. McShane-Vaughn is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and a member of the American Statistical Association. She holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer.

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed [Paperback] 

Authors: Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands, Mark Price 
Paperback: 225 pages 
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 1, 2004) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0071441190 
ISBN-13: 978-0071441193 

This book may be available at your local bookstore and can be ordered online for under $20. Textbook references are identified by the book and page number icon in the online course presentation / materials.