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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Application Data—1988-2014

Following is data on the application process for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/), the nation's premier award for performance excellence. All applicants receive an extensive feedback report from an outside board of examiners highlighting strengths and opportunities for improvement. Selected organizations are visited by a team of examiners to verify information in the application, examine each organization's records, conduct interviews, and clarify any issues or questions raised by earlier reviews. The site-visit teams are comprised of six to eight members of the award's private-sector board examiners. The board's panel of judges reviews the site-visit findings and recommends award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce.

    Manuf. Service Small Bus. Education* HealthCare* Nonprofit** Total
2014 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
12
4
0
6
2
0
22
7
0
2013*** Applications
Site Visits
Awards
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
15
8
1
5
1
0
22
10
2
2012 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
1
1
1

3
1
0

2
2
1
3
1
0
25
5
1
5
2
1
39
12
4
2011 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
2
0
0

3
0
0

2
1
0
8
1
0
40
6
3
14
3
1
69
11
4
2010 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
3
2
2
2
1
0
7
4
3
10
1
1
54
7
1
7
1
0
83
16
7
2009 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
2
2
1
4
0
0
5
2
1
9
1
0
42
8
2
8
2
1
70
15
5
2008 Applications
Site Visits
Awards

3
1
1

5
0
0
7
2
0
11
2
1
43
6
1
16
2
0
85
13
3
2007 Applications
Site Visits
Awards

2
0
0

4
0
0
7
2
1
16
1
0
42
7
2
13
4
2
84
14
5
2006 Applications
Site Visits
Awards

3
0
0

4
1
1
8
3
1
16
3
0
45
6
1

76
13
3
2005 Applications
Site Visits
Awards

1
1
1

6
1
1
8
2
1
16
3
2
33
7
1
  64
14
6
2004 Applications
Site Visits
Awards

8
3
1

5
2
0

8
2
1
17
2
1
22
4
1

 

60
13
4
2003 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
10
3
1
8
3
2
12
2
1
19
2
1
19
3
2
  68
13
7
2002

Applications
Site Visits
Awards

8
2
1
3
2
0
11
3
1
10
0
0
17
4
1
  49
11
3
2001 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
7
2
1
4
2
0
8
3
1
10
4
3
8
2
0
 
37
13
5
2000 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
14
4
2
5
1
1
11
2
1
11
1
0
8
1
0
 
49
9
4
1999 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
4
3
1
11
2
2
12
2
1
16
2
0
9
1
0
 
52
10
4
1998 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
15
5
2
5
1
0
16
3
1


 
36
9
3
1997 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
9
5
2
7
3
2
10
3
0


 
26
11
4
1996 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
13
5
1
6
2
1
10
2
2


 
29
9
4
1995 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
18
7
2
10
4
0
19
2
0


 
47
13
2
1994 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
23
6
0
18
5
2
30
3
1

   

71
14
3

1993 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
32
4
1
13
5
0
31
4
1
     
76
13
2
1992 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
31
7
2
15
5
2
44
5
1
     
90
17
5
1991 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
38
9
2
21
5
0
47
5
1
     
106
19
3
1990 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
45
6
2
18
3
1
34
3
1
     
97
12
4
1989 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
23
8
2
6
2
0
11
0
0
     
40
10
2
1988 Applications
Site Visits
Awards
45
10
2
9
2
0
12
1
1
     
66
13
3

For more information, contact Michael Newman, (301) 975-3025.

*The education and health care categories were added in 1999.
**The nonprofit category was added in 2007.
***Baylor Regional Medical Center was selected as a health care recipient in 2013 but later declined the award.