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College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Supports Performance Excellence with Gift to the Baldrige Foundation

Washington, D.C. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a professional society of over 1,800 healthcare executives, has made a major gift to the Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige.

The Baldrige process requires a rigorous organizational self-assessment followed by a comprehensive external review which has generated proven results in health care, education, manufacturing, small business and non-profits, and includes a new focus on cybersecurity best practices. Hospitals and health systems that use the Baldrige framework have better patient outcomes and reduced costs.

“CHIME is proud to support and partner with the Baldrige Foundation,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “Baldrige is a critical part of our nation’s performance excellence framework. As the nation’s delivery system continues to transform to a value-based environment, many healthcare organizations are turning to the Baldrige Criteria as a guide for performance improvement. CHIME itself has used the Small Business/Non-Profit framework over the past three years and has achieved significant performance milestones. CHIME’s goal in partnering with Baldrige is to spread the use of Baldrige Criteria in healthcare.” 

“CHIME is the nation’s premier professional society for healthcare information management executives,” said Al Faber, President and CEO of the Baldrige Foundation.  “Their support for the Foundation will assist us in our mission to support the Baldrige Program and will help improve health care organizations across the United States.”   

Barb Sivek, Vice President of Operations for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, addresses the Quest conference after being recognized by Foundation Chair George Benson (center) and President and CEO Al Faber.


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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,800 CIO members and more than 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

About The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world.  To learn more about the Campaign for the Growth of Baldrige, please contact Robyn Hoffman, Vice President of Development, at (740) 405-4353 or  The Baldrige Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  As such, your donations and contributions are tax deductible. To learn more visit  




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