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American College of Healthcare Executives Supports Performance Excellence with Gift to the Baldrige Foundation

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a professional society of over 45,000 healthcare executives, has donated $100,000 to the Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige.

The Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige is a $35 million capital campaign to support the growth and sustainability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), a public-private partnership dedicated to researching, promoting and recognizing organizational performance excellence.

ACHE is a longtime supporter of the Baldrige Program for Performance Excellence, which operates within the National Institutes of Standards and Technology. “ACHE is proud to support the Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige,” said Deborah J. Bowen, President and CEO of ACHE.  “The healthcare industry has increasingly relied on the Baldrige Criteria as a key means to improve patient care and organizational excellence.” 

As the nation transitions to a new healthcare system, Bowen believes organizations will continue to benefit from the Baldrige Program and Criteria.  “As we navigate healthcare’s changing landscape, the Baldrige framework will continue to be a vital resource,” she said.

A cornerstone of the Program is the Baldrige Criteria, which provides an integrated management framework that addresses the key factors that affect an organization’s operations and results.  Hospitals and health systems that use the Baldrige framework report better patient outcomes and reduced costs.

“ACHE is the nation’s premier professional society for healthcare executives who are dedicated to improving healthcare delivery” said Al Faber, President and CEO of the Baldrige Foundation.  “Their support for the Baldrige process and the Foundation will continue to provide resources for improving health care organizations across the United States.”  



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