Hospital receives 2010 Baldrige Award

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, is one of seven US organizations to be named a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.

The 2010 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 83 applicants and examined in leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, process management, and results.

A full list of Baldrige Award winners can be found here.

(Sources: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, November 24, 2010; http://NIST.gov, November 23, 2010)