Three health care organizations recipients of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Three health care organizations have been named recipients of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership according to a press release.  

The press release states that this is the first time that three health care organizations have been named in the same year.  The health care recipients, selected from a field of 69 applicants, are:

  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan
  • Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana
  • SouthCentral Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska

(Sources: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, November 22, 2011; National Institute of Standards and Technology Press Release, http://nist.gov, November 22, 2011)