Calling high-performing U.S. organizations in every sector: the 2016 Baldrige Award application forms and guidance are now available online.
Consider the helpful feedback and prestigious Presidential recognition your business, nonprofit, health care, or education organization can receive by submitting a Baldrige Award application in 2016. Here's how senior leaders of two recent Baldrige Award recipients described the benefits:
"Going through the Baldrige process has been truly transformational for us, and it continues to make us better. . . . That's really what the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is all about. It's about measuring ourselves against the highest-performing organizations in the nation and applying what we learn along the way to help us improve." (David Huffstutler, President and CEO, St. David's HealthCare, 2014 Baldrige Award recipient)
"Using Baldrige to improve was, I think, one of the smartest things we did in our business. It really gave us a touchstone; it really gave us an opportunity ... to constantly measure ourselves and evaluate how we're doing." (Scott McIntyre, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers [PwC] Public Sector, 2014 Baldrige Award recipient)
To prepare to apply in 2016, read about the information and download the forms, which include the following:
2016 Baldrige Award applications are to be written in response to the assessment questions of the 2015–2016 Criteria for Performance Excellence. Applicants in the health care sector should use the 2015–2016 Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, and those in education should use the 2015–2016 Education Criteria for Performance Excellence.
For more information on the Baldrige Program and the Baldrige Award, see www.nist.gov/baldrige.