Published on June 07, 2022

NMHS Staff Earn LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt

TUPELO, Mississippi—Gina Escalara and Lindsey Putman of North Mississippi Health Services’ Department of Organizational Performance recently became certified as a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt through Emory University.

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a professional who is well versed in the core to advanced elements of Lean Six Sigma Methodology and leads improvement projects.  A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma at a high level of proficiency.

Gina EscalaraEscalera, who lives in Belden, serves as a continuous improvement specialist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminology from Mississippi State University in 2006. She earned a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, in 2010. Escalara joined NMMC in June  2015.

Lindsey PutmanPutman lives in Mantachie and serves as director of performance improvement and safety. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 2004. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence in 2006 and 2015, respectively. Putman joined NMMC in May 2004.

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