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St. David's HealthCare Granted the State's Top Honor for Quality and Performance Excellence
Date:5/8/2008

First Health Care System in Central Texas to Receive this Honor

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's HealthCare and the Quality Texas Foundation announced today that the hospital network was selected as one of three recipients of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world class quality measures.

The award, given by the Quality Texas Foundation, is based on St. David's HealthCare's commitment to excellence and the benefits it brings to communities and the Texas economy. St. David's is the first healthcare system in Central Texas to receive this award.

"This recognition is a tribute to all of the outstanding individuals who make up the St. David's HealthCare team," Jon Foster, president and CEO of St. David's HealthCare, said. "These individuals truly make a difference in the lives of our patients each and every day."

Since 1994, the Quality Texas Foundation, a nonprofit Texas corporation that administers the Texas award, has presented 33 recipients with the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Utilizing the same criteria and process as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Texas Award for Performance Excellence is an annual recognition of Texas organizations that have achieved performance excellence and have applied outstanding quality principles in their day-to-day operations. The award is presented to organizations that serve as role models for quality, customer satisfaction, and performance excellence in the state of Texas.

Administered by the Quality Texas Foundation, the Texas Award for Performance Excellence was established in 1993. The award is open to government, education, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and other businesses. These organizations go through a rigorous application process where quality and performance excellence must be demonstrated on a variety of measures including: organizational leadership; strategic
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