Monthly Archives: December 2011

Intensify Your Focus on Student Learning: Use Baldrige!

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey One critique we have heard about application of the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence in K–12 education is that administrators focus on student learning results first and foremost, so an organizational business model may not be the … Continue reading

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New Eligibility Rules for the Baldrige Award

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon As we prepare for the 2012 Baldrige Award cycle, the Baldrige Program has enacted some changes to the Award eligibility rules that leverage the larger Baldrige enterprise—in particular, the state and local Baldrige-based … Continue reading

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What I Love about Baldrige

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon In just the last two days I have come across two blog posts on the three key characteristics of effective leaders. Of course the two posts did not (totally) agree with each other,although … Continue reading

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Running the Business, Health Care Style

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey With financial results comparing favorably to the Standard & Poor’s “A-“-rated benchmark, Schneck Medical Center, a 2011 winner of the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award, proves that controlling the costs of its work systems can … Continue reading

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The Amazing Balancing Act: Quality Care and Business Growth

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey   Health care organizations know that to remain sustainable, especially with rising uncompensated care, they must ensure both exceptional patient care and a positive net operating income. Sometimes this is easier said than done. Henry … Continue reading

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