Memorial Health System and ILPEx Recognition Program to host Discovering Excellence in Central Illinois May 23rd

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The Recognition Program for IMEC engages Illinois businesses in their pursuit of Enterprise Excellence

ILPEx Recognition Program
Baldrige provides us with the framework to drive innovation and improvement

The ILPEx Recognition Program will partner with Memorial Health System in Springfield to introduce the principles of performance excellence to area businesses on May 23rd at the Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation, 600 N. Rutledge Street in Springfield, IL from 11:30AM to 2:00PM. The luncheon event will demonstrate the benefits of pursuing organizational excellence using the Baldrige Framework from the perspective of business leaders, their workforce, and the community.

The two organizations have partnered to increase visibility of the successful organizations in central Illinois that have embraced the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence and celebrate the overall quality and strength of these organizations in the region. The complimentary lunch and learn will allow participants a closer, unique look into an evidence-based resource for improving business results and competitiveness.

“Baldrige provides us with the framework to drive innovation and improvement,” said Todd Roberts, Vice President & Chief Quality Officer for Memorial Health System. “It has facilitated our development of structures and processes that drive outcomes on the measures that most reflect our dedication to meeting healthcare’s triple aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of healthcare.”

Participating speakers will include Memorial Health Systems, United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and National Express LLC from the perspective of past ILPEx Recognition Program award winners and their on-going journey to excellence, as well as individuals pursuing the ultimate in professional development in the role of volunteer Examiners.

The luncheon is open to all businesses in the region at no cost but does require advance registration.
To register, or for more information on how your organization can benefit from the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence through the ILPEx Recognition Program, visit http://ilpex.org/events/, or call 888-806-4632.

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About the ILPEx Recognition Program (IMEC)
Through the ILPEx Recognition Program, IMEC leverages the Baldrige Excellence Framework as a foundation for driving organizational improvement and enterprise excellence across the state of Illinois. By strategically prioritizing those improvements, IMEC provides a range of hands-on, goal-oriented solutions in continuous improvement, strategy, workforce, and more to lead organizations to their competitive future. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership and through fees paid by Illinois businesses for IMEC’s services. IMEC has seven offices statewide and 48 full-time industry improvement specialists.

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