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U.S. Secretary of Commerce names 2015 Baldrige Award recipients.

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Nov 24, 2015 - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named 4 U.S. organizations as 2015 recipients of Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which honors performance excellence. Honorees are recognized for outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership. Winners were MidwayUSA (small business), Charter School of San Diego (education), Charleston Area Medical Center Health System (health care), and Mid-America Transplant Services (nonprofit).

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Original Press Release

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Four Recipients of 2015 Baldrige Award

Press release date: Nov 17, 2015

Organizations Honored in Small Business, Education, Health Care and Nonprofits

WASHINGTON, DC– U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today named four U.S. organizations as the 2015 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. The honorees are recognized for their outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. This year’s recipients represent four different sectors and include a two-time winner for the seventh time in Baldrige history.

The 2015 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their category—are:
• MidwayUSA, Columbia, Mo. (small business; won in the same category in 2009)
• Charter School of San Diego, San Diego, Calif. (education)
• Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, Charleston, W.V. (health care)
• Mid-America Transplant Services, St. Louis, Mo. (nonprofit)

“This year’s Baldrige Award honorees have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving their performance in all facets of their organizations, and they have served as role models for others to follow,” said Secretary Pritzker. “As America’s Innovation Agency, the Commerce Department is honored to support innovators and job creators who power our economy and help keep America open for business.”

Michael E. Newman