Become an LQF 2016 Examiner!
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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 6-7, 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

Congratulations to three outstanding organizations earning awards at the LQF Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony, June 7.  Honored were Level 1 recipient MMR Group, Inc., and Level 2 recipients Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center, and Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA).

These fine organizations are on their respective journeys to enhancing performance by identifying their systems and processes, using measures to validate and improve, and deploying the performance excellence mind set throughout their organizations.  For more on each organization, click HERE.

For organizations interested in applying in the 2016 process, please see our LPEA page (click HERE).  For organizations or individuals who desire to be examiners, please see our Examiners page (click HERE).



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.