Monthly Archives: September 2012

Baldrige in Health Care: A Modest Hand Behind the Scenes

Posted by Christine Schaefer In U.S. hospitals and other health care organizations today, the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence and award program are relatively well-known. But few people may be aware of the role played by a 19-year veteran … Continue reading

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Learn the Best Practices of Baldrige Health Care Award Recipients

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Baldrige Enterprise partner ASQ has just posted a free webinar series that features the three 2011 Baldrige Award health care recipients presenting their role-model practices on topics such as patient safety, innovation, the redesigning of … Continue reading

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One of the Most Powerful in Health Care

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, part of Baldrige Award recipient SSM Health Care, is celebrating 100 years of care this year. . . and counting! And among the celebration are honors for the founding Sisters of … Continue reading

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“Guerilla Baldrige” in the Classroom: Criteria Use at the Micro Level

Posted by Christine Schaefer This is a follow-up to a blog pointing out that the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence can be used to great benefit by even the smallest organizations. In response to the previous post, Brian Lassiter, president of the Alliance for … Continue reading

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Health Care Excellence: Guess What These Organizations Have in Common?

Posted by Christine Schaefer Everyone knows that U.S. hospitals and other health care organizations face many challenges these days. However, some are leading the way in meeting challenges such as improving the quality of care and cutting costs. Check out … Continue reading

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