Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
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|Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award|
|Awarded for||Recognizing American organizations in all sectors of the economy for demonstrating performance excellence using the systems perspective and other core concepts and values of the Baldrige Excellence Framework; applicants are evaluated for the award against the criteria for performance excellence|
|Sponsored by||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|First awarded||November 14, 1988|
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education, and nonprofit sectors for performance excellence. The Baldrige Award is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations given by the President of the United States. It is administered by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is based at and managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Up to 18 awards may be given annually across six eligibility categories—manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit. As of 2016, 113 awards have been presented to 106 organizations (including seven repeat winners).
The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the associated award were established by the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 (Public Law 100–107). The program and award were named for Malcolm Baldrige, who served as United States Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan administration, from 1981 until Baldrige's 1987 death in a rodeo accident. In 2010, the program's name was changed to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
The award is not given for specific products or services.
Baldrige Excellence Framework
The Baldrige Excellence Framework has three parts: (1) the criteria for performance excellence, (2) core values and concepts, and (3) scoring guidelines. The framework serves two main purposes: (1) to help organizations assess their improvement efforts, diagnose their overall performance management system, and identify their strengths and opportunities for improvement and (2) to identify Baldrige Award recipients that will serve as role models for other organizations.
The criteria for performance excellence are based on a set of core values:
- Systems perspective
- Visionary leadership
- Customer-focused excellence
- Valuing people
- Organizational learning and agility
- Focus on success
- Managing for innovation
- Management by fact
- Societal responsibility
- Ethics and transparency
- Delivering value and results
The questions that make up the criteria represent seven aspects of organizational management and performance:
- Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management
The three sector-specific versions of the Baldrige framework are revised every two years:
- Baldrige Excellence Framework (Business/Nonprofit)
- Baldrige Excellence Framework (Education)
- Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care)
History of the Baldrige Program
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987, signed into law on August 20, 1987, was developed through the actions of the National Productivity Advisory Committee, chaired by Jack Grayson. The nonprofit research organization APQC, founded by Grayson, organized the first White House Conference on Productivity, spearheading the creation of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1987. The Baldrige Award was envisioned as a standard of excellence that would help U.S. organizations achieve competitive quality.
In the late summer and fall of 1987, Dr. Curt Reimann, the first director of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, and his staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed an award implementation framework, including an evaluation scheme, and advanced proposals for what is now the Baldrige Award. In its first three years, the Baldrige Award was jointly administered by APQC and the American Society for Quality, which continues to assist in administering the award program under contract to NIST.
- The ratio of Baldrige Program benefits for the U.S. economy to program costs has been estimated at 820 to 1
- 109 Baldrige Award recipients (including 7 two-time winners).
- Median growth in revenue for two-time Baldrige Award winners is 92%.
- Median job growth for two-time Baldrige Award winners is 63% (compared with 2.5% for a matched set of industries and time periods).
- 2010–2015 Baldrige Award applicants represent 567,434 jobs, over $142 billion in revenue/budgets, and about 449 million customers served.
- The value of services donated by 349 national Baldrige examiners in 2015 is $5.3 million.
- The value of services donated by state Baldrige-based examiners in 2015 is $30 million.
A study by Truven Health Analytics links hospitals that adopt and use the Baldrige Criteria to successful operations, management practices, and overall performance.
- 65% of hospitals are likely to "use the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as a systematic framework for performance improvement or as an internal assessment tool" by 2018, according to survey results reported in Futurescan 2013.
- According to the same survey, 41% of hospitals are likely to submit an application for the Baldrige Award or a state-level Baldrige-based award by 2018.
The Baldrige Award is supported by a public-private partnership. The following organizations and entities play a key role:
- The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award raises funds to permanently endow the award program.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, manages the Baldrige Program.
- The American Society for Quality (ASQ) assists in administering the award program under contract to NIST.
- The Board of Overseers advises the Department of Commerce on the Baldrige Program.
- Members of the Board of Examiners—consisting of leading experts from U.S. businesses and education, health care, and nonprofit organizations—volunteer their time to evaluate award applications and prepare feedback reports for applicant organizations. Board members also share information about the program in their professional, trade, community, and state organizations. The Panel of Judges, part of the Board of Examiners, makes award recommendations to the director of NIST.
- The network of state, regional, and local Baldrige-based award programs known as the Alliance for Performance Excellence provides potential award applicants and examiners, promotes the use of the Criteria, and disseminates information on the award process and concepts.
- The ISSA, the professional association for cybersecurity, is in formal partnership with the Baldrige Alliance for Performance Excellence. The Alliance and the ISSA offer a free Baldrige-based self-assessment of cybersecurity operations. It may be found at ManageHub
- Award recipients share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other U.S. organizations.
Baldrige Award Recipients
|2019||Howard Community College||Education|
|Adventist Health White Memorial||Healthcare|
|Mary Greeley Medical Center||Healthcare|
|Center for Organ Recovery & Education||Nonprofit|
|City of Germantown, TN||Nonprofit|
|Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund||Nonprofit|
|2018||Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL||small business|
|Donor Alliance, Denver, CO||nonprofit|
|Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, IN||health care|
|Alamo Colleges District, San Antonio, TX||education|
|Tri County Tech, Bartlesville, OK||education|
|2017||Adventist Health Castle, Kailua, Hawaii||health care|
|Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Bristol, TN||small business|
|Stellar Solutions, Palo Alto, CA||small business|
|Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK||health care|
|City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO||nonprofit|
|2016||Don Chalmers Ford, Rio Rancho, New Mexico||small business|
|Momentum Group, Irvine, California||small business|
|Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Mountain Valley, Kellogg, Idaho||health care|
|Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas||health care|
|2015||MidwayUSA, Columbia, Mo||small business|
|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|
|2014||PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice, McLean, VA||service|
|Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, TX||health care|
|St. David’s HealthCare, Austin, TX||health care|
|Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, CO||nonprofit|
|2013||Pewaukee School District, Pewaukee, WI||education|
|Sutter Davis Hospital, Davis, CA||health care|
|2012||Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX||manufacturing|
|MESA Products Inc., Tulsa, OK||small business|
|North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, MS||health care|
|City of Irving, Irving, TX||nonprofit|
|2011||Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO||nonprofit|
|Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI||health care|
|Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN||health care|
|Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK||health care|
|2010||MEDRAD, Warrendale, PA||manufacturing|
|Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., St. Louis, MO||manufacturing|
|Freese and Nichols Inc., Fort Worth, TX||small business|
|K&N Management, Austin, TX||small business|
|Studer Group, Gulf Breeze, FL||small business|
|Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL||health care|
|Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD||education|
|2009||Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, MO||manufacturing|
|MidwayUSA, Columbia, MO||small business|
|AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, NJ||health care|
|Heartland Health, St. Joseph, MO||health care|
|VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, NM||nonprofit|
|2008||Cargill Corn Milling North America, Wayzata, MN||manufacturing|
|Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, CO||health care|
|Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville, NC||education|
|2007||PRO-TEC Coating Co., Leipsic, OH||small business|
|Mercy Health System, Janesville, WI||health care|
|Sharp Healthcare, San Diego, CA||health care|
|City of Coral Springs, Coral Springs, FL||nonprofit|
|United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ||nonprofit|
|2006||MESA Products, Inc., Tulsa, OK||small business|
|Premier Inc., San Diego, CA||service|
|North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS||health care|
|2005||Sunny Fresh Foods, Inc., Monticello, MN||manufacturing|
|DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations, New Orleans, LA||service|
|Park Place Lexus, Plano, TX||small business|
|Richland College, Dallas, TX||education|
|Jenks Public Schools, Jenks, OK||education|
|Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI||health care|
|2004||The Bama Companies, Tulsa, OK||manufacturing|
|Texas Nameplate Company, Inc., Dallas, TX||small business|
|Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business, Greeley, CO||education|
|Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ||health care|
|2003||Medrad, Inc., Indianola, PA||manufacturing|
|Boeing Aerospace Support, St. Louis, MO||service|
|Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Nashville, TN||service|
|Stoner Inc., Quarryville, PA||small business|
|Community Consolidated School District 15, Palatine, IL||education|
|Baptist Hospital, Inc., Pensacola, FL||health care|
|Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO||health care|
|2002||Motorola Inc. Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector, Schaumburg, IL||manufacturing|
|Branch-Smith Printing Division, Fort Worth, TX||small business|
|SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO||health care|
|2001||Clarke American Checks, Incorporated, San Antonio, TX||manufacturing|
|Pal's Sudden Service, Kingsport, TN||small business|
|Chugach School District, Prince William Sound, AK||education|
|Pearl River School District, Pearl River, NY||education|
|University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menomonie, WI||education|
|2000||Dana Corp.-Spicer Driveshaft Division, Toledo, OH||manufacturing|
|KARLEE Company, Inc., Garland, TX||manufacturing|
|Operations Management International, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO||service|
|Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos, NM||small business|
|1999||STMicroelectronics, Inc.-Region Americas, Carrollton, TX||manufacturing|
|BI Performance Services, Minneapolis, MN||service|
|The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Atlanta, GA||service|
|Sunny Fresh Foods, Monticello, MN||small business|
|1998||Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs, Long Beach, CA||manufacturing|
|Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA||manufacturing|
|Texas Nameplate Company, Inc., Dallas, TX||small business|
|1997||3M Dental Products Division, St. Paul, MN||manufacturing|
|Solectron Corp., Milpitas, CA||manufacturing|
|Merrill Lynch Credit Corp., Jacksonville, FL||service|
|Xerox Business Services, Rochester, NY||service|
|1996||ADAC Laboratories, Milpitas, CA||manufacturing|
|Dana Commercial Credit Corp., Toledo, OH||service|
|Custom Research Inc., Minneapolis, MN||small business|
|Trident Precision Manufacturing Inc., Webster, NY||small business|
|1995||Armstrong World Industries’ Building Products Operation, Lancaster, PA||manufacturing|
|Corning Telecommunications Products Division, Corning, NY||manufacturing|
|1994||AT&T Consumer Communications Services, Basking Ridge, NJ||service|
|GTE Directories Corp., Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX||service|
|Wainwright Industries Inc., St. Peters, MO||small business|
|1993||Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN||manufacturing|
|Ames Rubber Corp., Hamburg, NJ||small business|
|1992||AT&T Network Systems Group/Transmission Systems Business Unit, Morristown, NJ||manufacturing|
|Texas Instruments Inc. Defense Systems & Electronics Group, Dallas, TX||manufacturing|
|AT&T Universal Card Services, Jacksonville, FL||service|
|The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Atlanta, GA||service|
|Granite Rock Co., Watsonville, CA||small business|
|1991||Solectron Corp., Milpitas, CA||manufacturing|
|Zytec Corp., Eden Prairie, MN||manufacturing|
|Marlow Industries, Dallas, TX||small business|
|1990||Cadillac Motor Car Division, Detroit, MI||manufacturing|
|IBM Rochester, Rochester, MN||manufacturing|
|Federal Express Corp., Memphis, TN||service|
|Wallace Co. Inc., Houston, TX||small business|
|1989||Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC||manufacturing|
|Xerox Corp. Business Products and Systems, Rochester, NY||manufacturing|
|1988||Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, IL||manufacturing|
|Commercial Nuclear Fuel Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA||manufacturing|
|Globe Metallurgical Inc., Beverly, OH||small business|
- President's Quality Award
- Excellence in Missouri Foundation – State level Baldrige-based award program for the State of Missouri
- The Partnership for Excellence – State level Baldrige-based award program for the States of Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
- List of national quality awards
- Total Quality Management
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