Become an LQF 2015 Examiner!
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2016 Quest Conference

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LQF Conference

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Performance Excellence News

The 2015 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

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Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video

The 2016 Performance Excellence application and review cycle is starting!  LQF has mailed out hundreds of flyers detailing the application process at all three of our levels and hundreds more detailing the Examiner process.  If you want to be on the mailing list, please contact us.

Now is the time to start looking at the Baldrige criteria and deciding if you want your business to perform better.  The Criteria is a business model that is proven to help companies enhance performance, engage employees, and improve their bottom lines, even in tough economic times.  Baldrige companies report a return on their investment in Baldrige of over 700 to 1!

Our web pages are going to change soon, so come back to navigate faster and easier.  We will be posting the 2016 application booklet and examiner forms soon.

If you want to get an immediate idea of what Baldrige can do for you, check out the Criteria for Business and Non-profit, Health Care or Education.  LQF has some copies in stock, so contact us if you are interested.

And stop by our tent at the 2016 University of New Orleans Crawfish Mambo, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  We will have flyers, booklets and other give-aways.



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.