Become an LQF 2014 Examiner!
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2014 LQF Review Cycle Starts Now

LQF is accepting applications for the Examiner Training scheduled August 4-6, 2014.  Click HERE for the form. 

LQF is also open for applications.  Click HERE.  

Performance Excellence News

March-April 2014: All applicants in the LQF 2013 application and review cycle will be receiving awards at the 2014 Awards Ceremony June 24.  Watch this column for an announcement of award recipients in the next week or two.

Benefits of Becoming a LQF Examiner

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2013-2014 Baldrige Criteria

The new criterias for proformance excellence have been posted.

2013 Baldrige Recipients
The 2013 Baldrige National Quality Award recipients have been announced.

Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video


LQF Announces Corporate and Student Memberships!

The Louisiana Quality Foundation is looking for organizations interested in the Criteria for Performance Excellence to be Corporate Members of LQF.  First, what is a Corporate Member?

A Corporate Member is one that donates to the Louisiana Quality Foundation, either for specific events like Examiner Training or the annual Performance Excellence Conference, or for general LQF operating expenses such as travel reimbursements for examiner team members.

Second, what are the benefits of Corporate Membership?

Depending on the level, Corporate Members are entitled to display their corporate logos at LQF events, exhibit their logos on the “Corporate Members”  LQF web page, and enjoy a 10% discount on services received through LQF, such as Examiner Training or Conference fees.  Dues for one year will be assessed January 1st of each year and the cost is posted on the “Corporate Members” web page.

Corporate Members will have a range of options for how the funds could be distributed.  For example, a Corporate Member may decide to fund an award program for the first school district in Louisiana to attain the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award, the state’s highest level.

LQF is also looking to include Student Members.  There is no charge to be a Student Member.  To be considered a Student, a person must be currently enrolled in a high school or college program.  The benefits include discounts for Examiner Training or conference fees.

Corporate Membership is available NOW!  To set up your membership, call or email LQF President Gordon Payne, LQF Vice President Lani Smith, or LQF Training Coordinator Rebecca Scherff (see the “Contacts” page).

DM Petroleum Operations Company

According to Mr. Bob McGough, CEO of DM, "The LQF provided employee training and support that was immeasurable during our quality journey. They gave us the third party verification that we needed to be sure we were doing the right things in management to meet the Malcolm Baldrige criteria". "The road to excellence would have been much more difficult to travel without the help of the LQF and I highly recommend that other companies looking to travel this road seek to partner with them", said Mr. McGough.

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.