HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently accepted their 2015 Bronze Award for “Commitment to Excellence” from Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx). On March 23, twenty hospital leadership and colleagues representing different levels of the organization attended ILPEx’s “Saluting Excellence” Ceremony in Oak Brook to pick up their award.
St. Anthony’s received the award for demonstrating that senior leaders’ actions guide and sustain the organization, and, the use of systematic approaches to improve key work processes. Recipients of the ILPEx Bronze Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated earnest efforts to adopt and apply continuous improvement principles, following the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.
Theresa Rutherford, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital President and CEO, shared, “We are honored to participate in the Illinois Performance Excellence process and even more honored to receive the 2015 Bronze Award for our Commitment to Excellence. It is a reflection of our exceptional colleagues’ teamwork and dedication to elevating the care we offer to those who entrust us with their care. It is an honor to be recognized for the promises they make daily to provide patients exceptional care, quality, safety, and experience,” she said. “Our participation in Illinois Performance Excellence process is one significant step of many in our continuous performance improvement journey.”
The 2015 ILPEx Board of Examiners – comprised of 68 experts in business, education, health care and government – spent more than 2,000 hours assessing each applicant in seven categories: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results. The ILPEx Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the ILPEx award process and determining recognition levels for each applicant. The panel is composed of experts selected from all industry sectors and represents various geographic areas of the state of Illinois.
For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.