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 Criteria and the Baldrige process can do for your health care organization.
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)
Testimonials from Health Care
Results with Baldrige in Health Care
Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence
Search for Baldrige Award Recipients in Health Care
State and Local Baldrige-Based Programs
Health Care Case Study (Arroyo Fresco)
Health Care Case Study (CapStar)
CEO Issue Sheet--Baldrige in Health Care: Performance Excellence Delivers World-Class Results
Assess Your Organization's Performance
Apply for the Award
"Awards Help Set Standards for Healthcare Excellence"