Become an LQF 2017 Examiner!
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Apply now in the 2017 LPEA Process.  Click HERE for the application.

2016 Performance Excellence Awards Announced

The New Orleans Track Club and Ear, Nose & Throat of New Orleans received awards in the 2016 LQF Awards cycle.

2017 LQF Calender

The 2017-2018 LQF Calendar is ready (CLICK HERE).  The calendar will give you an idea of the process throughout the year.

National Quest Conference

 The National Quest Conference is coming:

Benefits of Becoming a LQF Examiner

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Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video


The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) and Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) of New Orleans earned awards at the annual LQF Awards Ceremony June 6 at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion.  These two organizations exemplify the leadership and innovation that helps companies develop into high-performing, employee and customer-focused and sustainable organizations.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was on hand to congratulate NOTC and ENT.  This high-level recognition of high-level performance makes Louisiana a great place for businesses.

For more on NOTC and ENT, please CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to NOTC and ENT!

The 2017 LQF application and review cycle is also underway.  For organizations that desire to apply at any of our levels, CLICK HERE.

For anyone who wants a better understanding of the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence, we offer our annual Examiner Training course, July 31 - August 2, 2017 at the University of New Orleans.  Leaders, managers, and employees can all benefit from seeing how Baldrige helps enhance performance, employee engagement, and organizational sustainability.  CLICK HERE for the Examiner application; on line registration is coming soon.

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.