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2018 Performance Excellence Awards Announced

Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center of Lafayette for earning the LQF's highest award, the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award.  Congratulations also to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for their Level 2 award, and to Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge and Louisiana Public Institute of New Orleans for their Level 1 awards.  Click HERE for more.

2018 LQF Calender

July 31, 2018: Applications due for all levels of LQF Awards

July 30 - August 2, 2018: Examiner Training at University of New Orleans.  "Design and Operation of High Performing Organizations for Leaders".  Register here:

National Quest Conference

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The Louisiana Quality Foundation is partnering with the University of New Orleans to offer a revised and more robust Examiner training course titled, "Design and Operation of High Performing Organizations for Leaders."  The course runs for four days, July 30 - August 2, in the AT&T Center in UNO's Kirschman Hall, and includes professional development aspects as well as Continuing Education Units based on the work completed.

This partnership is intended to help businesses more readily take advantage of both LQF and UNO resources to enhance performance.  Dr. Ron Schulingkamp, a genuine Baldrige expert, is leading the training course.  To register, click on:

Congratulations are in order for four high-performing Louisiana organizations, recipients of the 2017 Louisiana Performance Excellence Awards; Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette earned the highest award, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center earned a Level 2 Award.  Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge and Louisiana Public Health Institute of New Orleans earned Level 1 awards.  Please see the full news release HERE.

Lafayette General Medical Center

According to Mr. Patrick Gandy, CEO of Lafayette General, "
Working with Louisiana Quality Foundation requires a tremendous amount of dedication toward fostering a culture of excellence through process improvement.  By taking a deeper look at our organization within the Baldrige criteria, we learned that good is no substitute for great.

 Our involvement with LQF and The Baldrige Program has helped further a journey to excellence that will allow us to become a role model health care organization.

 Lafayette General Medical Center puts the patient at the center of everything we do. Any business, in any industry, can use the structure provided by LQF to enhance their operations and put their customers at the forefront.  This forward thinking will truly elevate Louisiana’s business community."

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

According to Mr. W. F. "Bud" Barrow, President & CEO, The LQF is one of the State’s great resources. It represents a commitment and a pathway to excellence, whatever the industry and stakeholder group.

Utilizing the Baldrige framework, LQF is the ideal partner for organizations to improve operations, create an engaged and vibrant workforce and exceed customer expectations.  I truly believe that our State will move farther and faster on the road to national leadership as we collectively embrace and actively participate in the LQF mission.

For Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, I have no doubt that our work with the LQF has made a lasting difference in enhancing our call to serve, especially to those most in need.