Navigation Links
KAPE to Honor High-Performing Pennsylvania Organizations
Date:8/20/2007

Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence Promotes Competitiveness with

2nd Annual Award Program

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Pennsylvania organizations will be honored for high performance, quality, and results by the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) at the 2nd Annual KAPE Conference on September 6-7, 2007 in Harrisburg, PA.

The high-performing Pennsylvania organizations to receive KAPE awards are:

-- Advent Design Corporation, Bristol, PA

-- Applied Clinical Intelligence-LLC, Bala Cynwyd, PA

-- Eaton Corporation-Beaver Plant, Beaver, PA

-- Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA

-- U.S. Foodservice- Western PA Group, Greensburg, PA.

These organizations were selected after an extensive assessment process that includes an application and/or a site visit, in which examiners judge how well they perform in areas such as Visionary Leadership, Management by Fact, Focus on Results, Agility, Systems Perspective, and Focus on the Future.

KAPE, a non-profit corporation, promotes Pennsylvania competitiveness through a progressive, three-tiered assessment and awards process that encourages and recognizes performance improvements by the state's public and private organizations

"The Keystone Alliance awards process provides an opportunity for businesses, schools, hospitals, and service agencies to become truly great organizations," said Barbara Terry, executive director of KAPE. "We hope that KAPE will make a significant impact on Pennsylvania communities and its economic development."

The KAPE process provides assessment of organizational performance based on the U.S. Department of Commerce's proven Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria. Applicants begin by submitting a written description of how their companies address 11 core concepts that yield results. Organizations receive recognition at every step of their journey, and the exceptional organizations are granted the Keystone award. Applicants also receive a written feedback report on strengths and opportunities for improving performance.

"State quality award programs are a critical incubator for companies in the early stages of performance excellence. Nearly 80% of Baldrige National Award Program recipients win at the state level first," stated Terry.

The KAPE site visit consists of 5 to 7 trained examiners gaining an intimate knowledge of an organization's programs and processes by observing and questioning employees onsite. Examiners then compile an extensive feedback report with detailed suggestions for improved business practices. Ideally, an applicant organization will achieve the highest level of award, the "Keystone Award for Performance Excellence," based on incremental improvements.

Over the past two years, nearly 60 examiners, selected for their professional experience, have received over 40 hours of training to provide consultant-caliber evaluations.

Initially funded by 2003 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients MEDRAD, INC. of Pittsburgh and The Boeing Company, KAPE provides several levels of Keystone Award recognition for organizations in Pennsylvania. Other organizations sponsoring the KAPE Conference and its mission are Maryland-based Asbury Communities and the Hershey Company.

KAPE encourages all public or private organizations located in Pennsylvania to begin a journey of quality improvement, regardless of their status or size. For more information on the KAPE conference or to make a reservation to attend, visit http://www.keystonealliance.com.

For additional information contact:

Barbara Terry, Executive Director KAPE

Phone: (717) 737-6470

Email: bterry@keystonealliance.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE MEDRAD, INC.

Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.

Related biology technology :

1. Eau Claire business contest honors tech start ups
2. CATI honored for technology transfer
3. UW biophysical scientist honored as society fellow
4. Use of X-rays to advance wood-decay knowledge leads to honor for Forest Products Lab biologist
5. Group honors UW-Madisons Stunden for IT leadership
6. WARF honored nationally; Wingra Technologies aquired; Third Wave financials up
7. Tech Digest: President to honor WARF; plus, Governors tech-transfer award for entrepreneurs
8. Northwest Wis. Manufacturing Outreach Center honored by DOC, NIST
9. Schneider Vice President Honored as Top IT Leader by Computerworld
10. Computech Honored with Prestigious IBM Lotus Beacon Award
11. Annual Conference Honors Tech Grant Winners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the ... commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject ... it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , June 23, 2016 ... evidence collected from the crime scene to track the criminal ... sick, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. ... whole genome sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANCISCO , June 23, 2016   EpiBiome ... has secured $1 million in debt financing from Silicon ... ramp up automation and to advance its drug development ... its new facility. "SVB has been an ... beyond the services a traditional bank would provide," said ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated to identifying, protecting ... has closed its Series A funding round, according to ... "We have received a commitment from Forentis Fund that ... meet our current goals," stated Matthew Nunez . ... complete validation on the current projects in our pipeline, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/22/2016)... Md. , June 22, 2016  The American College ... Trade Show Executive Magazine as one of the ... on May 25-27 at the Bellagio in Las ... on the highest percentage of growth in each of the ... of exhibiting companies and number of attendees. The 2015 ACMG ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued ... the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for Information (RFI), ... that CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm when ... , in order to deter visa overstays, to ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
(Date:6/20/2016)... , June 20, 2016 Securus ... justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections ... the prisons involved, it has secured the final ... (DOC) facilities for Managed Access Systems (MAS) installed. ... additional facilities to be installed by October, 2016. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):