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The Quest for Excellence® Conference

The Official Conference of the Baldrige Award

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The 25th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference and
Award Ceremony

April 7-10, 2013
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront • Baltimore, MD

Featuring the 2012 Award recipients. Also, many former Award recipients will participate in Quest.

The definitive showcase of best practices from the recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence and innovation.

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Gala on the evening of
Sunday, April 7.

Pre-Conference Workshops: Sunday, April 7

Luncheon Keynote: Tuesday, April 9
Dr. Ben Carson
Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins

Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities are now available.

Learn from the Baldrige recipients themselves how they improved performance and results in Leadership; Strategic Planning; Customer Focus; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Workforce Focus; and Operations Focus

Quest Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Gold Sponsor

  • AtlantiCare

Silver Sponsors

  • Goonan Performance Strategies, LLC
  • BaldrigeCoach, Inc.

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

  • The Boeing Company

Examiner Recognition Sponsor

  • Cargill, Inc

Additional Conference Sponsors

  • The Boeing Company
  • Concordia Publishing House
  • Donor Alliance, Inc.
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Juran Institute, Inc.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (now part of Marriott International)
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • University of Colorado Health (formerly Poudre Valley Health System)

Gala Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.

Sapphire Sponsor

  • AARP
  • Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation -- U.S.
  • Schneck Medical Center

Emerald Sponsor

  • Institute for Healthcare Quality Research & Education
  • Freese and Nichols Inc.

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Quest for Excellence Conference Future Dates and Locations:

April 7-9, 2014

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront

April 13-15, 2015 

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront


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