Good Samaritan Hospital recognized at Baldrige ceremony
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital was recognized at a ceremony on April 15 for its achievement of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The United States Secretary of the Commerce Department, John Bryson, presented the award in Washington, D.C. to hospital president Dave Fox and Pattie Skriba, Vice President of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness.
Good Samaritan Hospital is one of only 15 hospitals/health systems and 95 businesses in America ever to receive a Baldrige award since the program’s inception. The hospital was one of seven organizations in the country and the only one in the health care category to be named a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.
The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is managed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in conjunction with the private sector. Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the award was established by Congress in 1987 to enhance the competiveness and performance of U.S. businesses.
A day after the Baldrige ceremony, it was announced that Good Samaritan Hospital was again named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters. This marks the second consecutive year, and the third time in the last five years, that Good Samaritan Hospital was named to this prestigious list.
Left to right-Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher; Pattie Skriba; Dave Fox; and Secretary of the Commerce Department John Bryson