Monthly Archives: March 2016

Update on Communities of Excellence 2026

By Christine Schaefer What’s the latest on the initiative launched last year to create “an archipelago” of high-performing communities in the United States using a framework based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence? I recently asked Stephanie Norling, managing … Continue reading

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The Importance of Leadership and the “Best Kept Secret” for Using a Baldrige Application

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Dr. Katherine Gottlieb, president/CEO of Baldrige Award recipient Southcentral Foundation (SF) and recipient of the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award, knows a thing or two about leadership. During her tenure, she and her organization have … Continue reading

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Sustaining Excellence in Rural Health Care the Baldrige Way—Hill Country Memorial’s Story

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey At annual Quest for Excellence® Conferences, participants hear inspiring stories and results achieved by the U.S role-model Baldrige Award recipients. But some might wonder if after the pomp and circumstance, after the press and fanfare, do … Continue reading

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A Strong Performance Measurement System: Tips from a Baldrige Award-Winning College

By Christine Schaefer For over a decade now, Richland College of Dallas, Texas, has maintained the distinction of being the nation’s first and only community college to earn a Baldrige Award. Now part of the Dallas County Community College District, … Continue reading

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Why I Love This Time of Year

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon All the flowering trees are budding and the flowering bulbs are coming alive. Living in the Washington, DC area, how can you not love the cherry blossom trees blooming? And they are just … Continue reading

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