Background and Aim: Nowadays, hospitals believe that applying the principles of management improve quality, and enhance competition and development. One of the ways to achieve these goals is the use of 5S. This study is aimed to determine and compare supporting departments of Amir Alam Hospital before and after the implementation of 5S.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted within three departments: Kitchen, laundry and the maintenance & repairs departments of Amir Alam Hospital. Five checklists were designed for collecting information before and after the implementation of 5S within each department. Data analyses was performed using Wilcoxon test and SPSS version 19.
Results: Average rating after running 5S was more than before within the kitchen Section. However, there was a significant relationship before and after running 5S in only stage one and five. Within maintenance & repair and the Laundry departments, average rating after implementation of 5S was higher than using it before. In addition, all purposes with the exception of employees’ adornment, were statistically significant in all of five stages.
Conclusion: Implementation of 5S systems will contribute to increase in employees & patients’ efficiency and satisfaction, which in turn will lead to achieving higher productivity and economic growth. Therefore, we recommend other hospitals and departments to apply the concept of 5S.