39 Organizations Apply for the 2012 Baldrige Award

Baldrige 25th Anniversary LogoThis year marks the 25th anniversary for the Malcolm National Baldrige Quality Award and in marking this milestone, 39 organizations have applied for this years award.  These 39 are attempting to join the ranks for the previous 95 recipients.

The Baldrige Award is the nations highest recognition for organizational performance excellence through innovation, learning and improvements.  This years applicants include 25 health care organizations, five nonprofits or governmental organizations, one manufacturing, three service organizations, 2 small business, and 3 educational entities.

Over 470 examiners will be evaluating these applicants in seven areas:  leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results.  Awards will be announced late Fall 2012.  Previous award recipient information can be found on the Baldrige website.

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