July/August 2006

Three Appointed to Baldrige Board of Examiners

Three Catholic Health Initiatives employees were appointed to the 2006 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. The three newly-appointed examiners are Pat Demarest, director of quality resources, Mercy Medical Center, Durango, Colo.; Maryann Reese, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho; and Mike Stoecklein, senior operations consultant for Catholic Health Initiatives, who is based in the Minneapolis, Minn., office. As examiners, the three are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications for the Baldrige Award. The Board of Examiners is comprised of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care and government organizations.