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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Earns Regional Baldrige Award Recognizing Quality Improvement


Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a flagship facility of RWJBarnabas Health, has been selected to receive the Excellence Award, the highest level recognition bestowed by the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a Baldrige-based award programs.

MAAPE’s Excellence Award recognizes applicants from diverse industries that demonstrate -- through practices and results -- superior levels of performance excellence. As the highest quality achievement award
presented on the state level, it follows the Malcolm Baldrige criteria for organizational excellence. Seven categories make up the award criteria: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations and results.

“Saint Barnabas Medical Center is relentless in our efforts to align and integrate processes to ensure we are providing the highest level of safety and quality, said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Obtaining the state-level Baldrige Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence reflects the dedication of our entire team to deliver on our mission to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service to our patients and their families. The honor is the result of a diligent pursuit of excellence from physicians, employees and volunteers at every level of the organization beginning with our Board of Trustees,” continued Mr. Zieniewicz.

The award will be presented at MAAPE's 12th Annual Awards Banquet & Conference to be held November at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.

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