Become an LQF 2016 Examiner!
Click HERE for the Examiner Application Package

Apply now in the 2016 LPEA Process.  Click HERE for the application.

Current Award Recipients

For more on each organization, click HERE.

LQF Conference

Mark your calendars and save the date - the 2017 LQF Performance Excellence Conference is scheduled March 13-14, 2017 in Baton Rouge.  Details to follow.

Performance Excellence News

The 2016 LQF calendar (CLICK HERE) is complete.  The calendar will give you an idea of the process throughout the year.

Benefits of Becoming a LQF Examiner

Are you looking for an networking and educational experience try being an Examiner.


Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video


LQF has been listening to its audience and acted to alter 2016 Examiner Training to reflect the current needs of Louisiana organizations.  For 2016, we are altering the focus and the cost.

The new version of Examiner Training will now focus on the Baldrige Criteria aspects of Leadership and Management, and how systems and processes in these areas enhance performance.  

National Baldrige expert Ron Schulingkamp will lead the course, which includes workshops and detailed guidance on specific aspects of the criteria related to Leadership and Management.

Attendees will also receive a copy of the Baldrige User's Guide (The BUG Book).  The cost of this year's training is reduced to $100 to cover our costs and provide a more accessible event for Louisiana Organizations. Lunch is included.

The course will be held on the campus of the University of New Orleans in Kirschmann Hall, on the northeast part of the campus, room 335.  The class runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day and parking is free.

By the end of the course, each attendee will have a basic grasp of Baldrige Leadership and Management principles, and also have the basis of a Level 1 application for their organizations.  This application can be fine tuned and submitted in 2017 in the LQF award program.

To register, please click HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Lafayette General Medical Center

According to Mr. Patrick Gandy, CEO of Lafayette General, "
Working with Louisiana Quality Foundation requires a tremendous amount of dedication toward fostering a culture of excellence through process improvement.  By taking a deeper look at our organization within the Baldrige criteria, we learned that good is no substitute for great.

 Our involvement with LQF and The Baldrige Program has helped further a journey to excellence that will allow us to become a role model health care organization.

 Lafayette General Medical Center puts the patient at the center of everything we do. Any business, in any industry, can use the structure provided by LQF to enhance their operations and put their customers at the forefront.  This forward thinking will truly elevate Louisiana’s business community."

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

According to Mr. W. F. "Bud" Barrow, President & CEO, The LQF is one of the State’s great resources. It represents a commitment and a pathway to excellence, whatever the industry and stakeholder group.

Utilizing the Baldrige framework, LQF is the ideal partner for organizations to improve operations, create an engaged and vibrant workforce and exceed customer expectations.  I truly believe that our State will move farther and faster on the road to national leadership as we collectively embrace and actively participate in the LQF mission.

For Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, I have no doubt that our work with the LQF has made a lasting difference in enhancing our call to serve, especially to those most in need.