The 2008 Baldrige Award recipients are:
- Cargill Corn Milling North America, Wayzata, MN (manufacturing)
- Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins, CO (healthcare)
- Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville, NC (education)
The 2008 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 85 applicants. All of the applicants were evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. The evaluation process for each of the recipients included about 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by a team of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.