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ON-LINE REGISTRATION is now available for the Louisiana Performance Excellence Conference. The Conference is scheduled March 13 - 14, 2017. The location is the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA; Room reservations: 1-800-305-6342 to make a room reservation or CLICK HERE.

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The Louisiana Quality Foundation Performance Conference is set for March 13 - 14, 2017 at the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., near the French Quarter (CLICK HERE for Flyer; CLICK HERE for Conference REGISTRATION).

The theme of this year's conference is Leadership.  Our keynote speaker is John Latham, a noted performance improvement expert and author of the book, "[Re] Create the Organization You Really Want."  On March 13, John will join LQF's own Baldrige expert, Ron Schulingkamp in presenting several sessions on how Leadership drives organizations to innovation, efficiency and overall excellence.

On March 14, John and Ron will conduct an intensive workshop to help you better understand the role of leadership in performance improvement.  

This conference is aimed at leaders at all levels, so whether you run a multi-million dollar corporation or manage a local small business, you will learn more about making your organization more competitive, more productive and more sustainable.  The registration fee is only $150 and includes continental breakfast and the keynote luncheon.

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.