The Associated Press
Tift Regional Medical Center recognized 22 managers who recently earned LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt certifications through the hospital’s F.O.R.G.E. Ahead initiative. Pictured from left: Ginny Paulk, Cissy Shaw, Rusty Moorman, Stacey Hall, John Greene, Jana Douglas, Sharmilee Joyner, Jerry Ethridge, Brenda Stodghill, Sherry Ellis, Kyle Bremer, Linda Wilson, Debbie Brown, Jill Robbins, Don Gay, Machelle Baisden and Mary Perlis. Not pictured: Greg Wood, Paul Webb, Josh Sumner, Tammy Dillard and Cheryl Wood. F.O.R.G.E. stands for Focus on Outcomes, Realized savings, Growth and Efficiencies. LEAN Six Sigma is a business improvement model using statistical and analytical processes to measure and improve quality and production performance. Yellow Belt is the first level in Lean Six Sigma training and certification. The four levels include Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt.