KAPE to Honor High-Performing Pennsylvania Organizations

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Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence to Recognize Pennsylvania Organizations

The KAPE Award process provides an opportunity for businesses, schools, health care organizations, and non-profit agencies to become truly great organizations.

Eight Pennsylvania organizations will be recognized by the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) at its 6th Annual Performance Excellence Conference and Awards Banquet on November 1 and 2. The conference will also feature three of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients.

The following Pennsylvania organizations will receive KAPE recognition:

Conemaugh Health System -- Johnstown

Fox Chase Cancer Center -- Philadelphia

Heraeus Electro-Nite Co., LLC -- Langhorne

Liberty Resources, Inc -- Philadelphia

Northtec, LLC -- Bristol

The Synergy Organization -- Bensalem

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. -- Philadelphia

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System -- Pittsburgh

KAPE is a non-profit corporation that promotes Pennsylvania competitiveness through a progressive, three-tiered assessment and awards process that encourages and recognizes organizational performance improvement. The KAPE Award process is open to all organizations in business, education, health care, government and non-profit sectors. The process is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria, a proven system for assessing and improving organizational performance. At the end of the process, applicant organizations receive recognition, but the real value comes from the comprehensive, action-oriented feedback report that details each organization's strengths and opportunities for improvement.

“The KAPE Award process provides an opportunity for businesses, schools, health care organizations, and non-profit agencies to become truly great organizations,” said Bob Bitner, KAPE Executive Director . “KAPE applicants view the process as an effective and economical way to improve relationships with customers and stakeholders, develop employees, drive innovation, and improve the organization’s results.”

KAPE encourages all Pennsylvania public and private organizations to begin their journey toward performance excellence, regardless of status or size. For more information about KAPE’s Award process and this year’s Performance Excellence Conference, visit http://www.keystonealliance.com.

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