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Ian Wedgwood

Part-Time Lecturer in Management (Health Care)

McNair Hall




Dr. Ian Wedgwood, President and CEO of Haelan Group, has more than 20 years of experience guiding organizations through change. He has led and facilitated dozens of Lean Sigma and performance improvement deployments in industries as diverse as healthcare, electronics, engineered materials, chemicals, banking, and hospitality, as well as trained and mentored numerous executives, champions, and project leaders.


Ian’s healthcare focus for the past decade has been guiding leadership in organizations ranging from large systems to single hospitals, from behavioral health to managed care.


He holds a Ph.D. and First-Class Honors degree in Applied Mathematics from Scotland’s St. Andrew’s University. He authored Lean Sigma: A Practitioner’s Guide, considered a seminal work in the field of Lean, Six Sigma, and performance improvement, and more recently Lean Sigma – Rebuilding Capability in Healthcare, a guide for healthcare leadership on managing change.



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