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NIST's Baldrige Award presented to 5 organizations.
Press Release Summary:
Dec 21, 2010 - On December 16, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Gary Locke presented Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Recipients included Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, MidwayUSA, AtlantiCare, Heartland Health, and Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center. Selected from 70 applicants, they were evaluated in seven areas during 1,000 hr of review and on-site visit by team of examiners.
Original Press Release
Vice President Biden and Commerce Secretary Locke Present Baldrige Award to Five Organizations
Press release date: Dec 16, 2010
The ceremony-the 22th in the history of the award-honored the 2009 recipients: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, Mo. (manufacturing); MidwayUSA, Columbia, Mo. (small business); AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (health care); Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo. (health care); and Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, N.M. (nonprofit).
The 2009 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 70 applicants. All of the applicants were evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. The evaluation process for each of the recipients included about 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by a team of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.
For further information on the Baldrige Award see: www.nist.gov/baldrige/.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.
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