Two Organizations Receive the

2011 Governor's Award for Performance Excellence 

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Governor Mike Beebe; Claire Bailey, Director; Dan Frith, Quality Manager 

Arkansas Department of Information Systems

 

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       Doug Weeks, Senior Vice President and Russ Harrington, President & CEO of Baptist Health; Governor Mike Beebe; Greg Crain, Vice President for Patient Services

Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute

Arkansas Department of Information Systems and Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, both of Little Rock, received the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence October 17 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.  Governor Mike Beebe presented the awards to DIS and BRI along with 21 other award recipients from across Arkansas at the Award Celebration. 

The Governor’s Quality Award program provides opportunities for all organizations in the state to measure their progress in the journey of performance excellence. The award is to be used by businesses, government agencies, schools, churches and all kinds of organizations, including for-profit, not-for-profit, small, large, growing, mature, etc. – in short, any organization interested in improving quality, productivity and financial effectiveness.

Organizations who apply to the program answer questions within the Criteria for Performance Excellence to produce an application.  Volunteer professionals from organizations across the state are trained as examiners who assess the application, conduct site visits and produce a feedback report.  The feedback report tells an organization their strengths and opportunities for improvement using the Criteria as a benchmark.  From leadership to results, the process gives an organization insight to where they are in total quality management

Applications for 2012 will be accepted January 1 through the April 2.  Training for applicants in proces mapping and using performance data will be offered at a reduce rate to applicants.  Applicants may attend industry-specific, regional  training seminars in manufacturing, business and healthcare at no additional charge.  Applicants may also send representatives to the 2012 Benchmark Tours. 

The Governor's Quality Award 2012 Application Book is available at 2012 Governors Quality Award Program Application.pdf.  The 2011-2012 Criternia for Performance Excellence is available online at 2011_2012_Criteria_for_Performance_Excellence.pdf. Contact Sue Weatter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " data-mce-href="mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for more information or to receive printed copies of the 2011-2012 Criteria for Performance Excellence or the application book.  

     Governor's Quality Award Celebration Video, October 17, 2011

           Produced by Tyler Cobb with Martin-Wilbourn Partners LLC 

 

For additional resources on using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence for self-assessment, visit http://www.baldrigepe.org/brl.

  

 Mission

To promote, educate and recognize Arkansas organizations committed to performance excellence.

Vision

To contribute to the success of Arkansas organizations and the communities they serve.

 

For additional resources on using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence for self-assessment, visit http://www.baldrigepe.org/brl.

 

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2010 Governor's Award Celebration Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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