Vice President Biden and Commerce Secretary Locke Present Baldrige Award for Innovation
The ceremony-the 22th in the history of the award-honored the 2009 recipients: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies for manufacturing (Kansas City, MO); MidwayUSA in the small business category (Columbia, MO); AtlantiCare in the healthcare segment (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.); Heartland Health, also in healthcare (St. Joseph, MO); and Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center for the nonprofit sector ( Albuquerque, NM).
The 2009 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 70 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.
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