A hospital and two healthcare-sector businesses are among the seven recipients of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, which honor performance excellence, innovation and leadership.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill.; Medrad, a medical device manufacturer based in Warrendale, Pa.; and Studer Group, a healthcare consulting and coaching company based in Gulf Breeze, Fla., received the award.
"This award is unique in that it honors the collective effort of an entire organization that has systematically strived to achieve excellence in all aspects of its work," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a news release. "Today's honorees demonstrate how teamwork and a shared vision can lead not only to organizational success but also to nationwide advancements in innovation and economic competitiveness."
The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is overseen by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology.