Health care organizations around the country are looking for ways to improve safety and outcomes, while reducing cost. There is increasing pressure in the U.S. to overhaul our health care system. The history of the Baldrige Program shows that health care organizations of any size and type and in any location can benefit from using the Baldrige Excellence Framework (Health Care). Service providers, single hospitals, and large health systems nationwide use the Criteria to improve their operations and sustain world-class results. So can your organization.
How Baldrige Relates
The Baldrige Criteria address key areas of running a successful health care organization and are compatible with other performance improvement initiatives, such as
- Magnet status
- Joint Commission accreditation
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiatives
Using the Baldrige framework, you can organize and integrate these approaches, improve effectiveness and health care outcomes, and pursue performance excellence.
Improve Your Results
Whether your organization is involved in ambulatory service, health maintenance, or another health care service, the Baldrige Criteria are a valuable framework for measuring performance and planning in an uncertain environment. The Baldrige Criteria help health care organizations achieve and sustain the highest national levels of
- patient safety and patient loyalty
- health care outcomes for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and other conditions
- physician and staff satisfaction and engagement, especially among registered nurses
- revenue and market share
- community services
See what the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria can do for your organization.
Baldrige Award Recipients
Search for Health Care Baldrige Award recipients.
A Baldrige-based self-assessment can help your organization improve and succeed. The Baldrige Excellence Framework can help you improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness and achieve your strategic goals. Use Baldrige Improvement Tools to help you get started.
The Baldrige Excellence Builder PDF is another way to get started. It is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its Criteria for Performance Excellence. Use the Excellence Builder to assess your organization against the most important features of organizational performance excellence and learn about the Baldrige Excellence Framework.
Baldrige Impacts in Health Care
The Baldrige Journey: In Pursuit of Excellence; ACHE Frontiers of Health Services Management PDF
Baldrige Award Winner Uses Holistic Approach (from Hospitals & Health Networks)
Looking at the Baldrige Award Process from Both Sides (webcast w/Sutter Davis CEO Janet Wagner)
Baldrige Helps Health Care Organizations Provide Superior Patient Experience
Purchase Baldrige Excellence Framework Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
Results with Baldrige in Health Care
Testimonials from Health Care
Baldrige Case Study
Tillingate Living (Health Care Case Study)
Baldrige Improvement Tools