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The 28th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference

The 28th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference and Award Ceremony was held April 3-6, 2016 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, MD.

Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the 2015 Award recipients and learn best practices from current and former recipients! Conference highlights included:

  • Leadership presentations by Larry Potterfield, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MidwayUSA; Mary Searcy Bixby, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Charter School of San Diego; David Ramsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System; and Dean Kappel, President Emeritus, Mid-America Transplant.
  • The 2015 Award recipients sharing their best practices in all Baldrige Criteria categories
  • 14 former Award recipients sharing their success stories in conference sessions
  • Keynote presentations from John Heer, former President and CEO, North Mississippi Health Services and Daniel Pink, best-selling business author. Read our interview with Daniel Pink.
  • The presentation of the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award to John Heer.
We would like to recognize our conference sponsors for their tremendous support of Quest.

Mark your calendar to join us at the Baldrige Regional Conferences in Chicago and Dallas in September.

We hope you can join us next year for the 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference to be held:

April 2-5, 2017
Baltimore, MD
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront

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Future Quest Dates and Locations:

April 2-5, 2017

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

April 8-11, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


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