Why wait, start now!
It’s never too early to get started on or continue your Quality Award journey. The Baldrige framework represents a tool for managing organizational performance, so centers who embrace the journey are working on it year-round; sometimes even without knowing it!
Outlined here are some steps that you can take today regardless of where you are in the journey.
New to Quality Awards?
  • Check out this short webinarto get an overview of the Baldrige Criteria.
  • Review the 2016 Bronze Quality Award application to get a sense of the questions that the 2017 Bronze application packet will contain.
  • Mark August 2nd on your calendar as the date that the 2017 application packets will be published on the Bronze Quality Award website.
  • Begin crafting your responses to the criteria; the program does not anticipate many changes from the 2016 to the 2017 criteria. Just be sure to appropriately update your application and follow the 2017 requirements once the application packet is published.

Bronze or Silver Recipient?

  • Review the 2016 Silver Quality Award application or the 2015-2016 Baldrige Healthcare Criteria to start evaluating the systems and process you need to have in place to write a successful application.
  • Mark August 2nd on your calendar as the date that the 2017 application packets will be published on the Silveror GoldQuality Award website.
  • Begin outlining your responses to the criteria. The program does not anticipate many changes to the Silver criteria in 2017, and Gold applicants will continue to respond directly to the 2015-2016 Healthcare Criteria. Just be sure to appropriately update your application and follow the 2017 requirements once the application packets are published.

As always, feel free to email any questions to Quality Award staff at qualityaward@ahca.org.

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