July/August 2006

First Kentucky Excellence Award Presented to Saint Joseph

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Gene Woods (fourth from left), president and chief executive officer of Saint Joseph HealthCare, accepted the first Kentucky Excellence Award presented by the Kentucky Awards Program.

Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Ky., is the first organization in the state to win a Kentucky Excellence Award from the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence. The center sponsors the annual Kentucky Awards Program, which recognizes organizations for progress and achievement on the journey to performance excellence. The Kentucky Excellence Award is the program’s highest level of recognition, recognizing high-performance organizations with world-class processes that can serve as models for others. The Kentucky Awards Program is based on The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which is the basis for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award process. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy of Saint Joseph at jmurphy@sjhlex.org.