Become an LQF 2017 Examiner!
Click HERE for the Examiner Application Package

Apply now in the 2017 LPEA Process.  Click HERE for the application.

2016 Performance Excellence Awards Announced

The New Orleans Track Club and Ear, Nose & Throat of New Orleans received awards in the 2016 LQF Awards cycle.

2017 LQF Calender

The 2017-2018 LQF Calendar is ready (CLICK HERE).  The calendar will give you an idea of the process throughout the year.

National Quest Conference

 The National Quest Conference is coming:

Benefits of Becoming a LQF Examiner

Are you looking for an networking and educational experience try being an Examiner.

2017 Baldrige Fall Conference

Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video


Sign up now for the annual LQF Examiner Training course (ON-LINE  REGIST-RATION HERE).  Hosted at the University of New Orleans in Kirschman Hall, the course is a 2 1/2 day event that will get you more familiar with the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.  Taught by national-level Baldrige expert Dr. Ron Schulingkamp, you will learn about the value of communication, the benefits of feedback, and how leaders engage employees.  Lunch is included on Monday and Tuesday and parking is free.

LQF expects each examiner to be part of a review team, evaluating, scoring and providing feedback to a high-performing organization.  The cost is $350 for first-time examiners, $100 for returning examiners, and free for students.  CLICK HERE to register on line, or fill out the registration form (CLICK HERE) and send it to LQF at:

Louisiana Quality Foundation
C/O Louisiana Economic Development
P.O. Box 94185
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185


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.