Become an LQF 2015 Examiner!
Click HERE for the Examiner Application Package

2014 LQF Review Cycle Is Underway

Examiner Teams are busy reviewing several high-level applicants using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  In 2014, four organizations wrote their applications at high levels requiring site visits.  The feedback reports the Examiner Teams will produce include key issues that can help the applicants improve and enhance their performance.


Performance Excellence News

The LQF Performance Excellence Conference is scheduled March 2-3, 2015 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.  Register on-line or by mail.

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

Are you looking for an networking and educational experience try being an Examiner.

2014 Baldrige Recipients
The 2014 Baldrige National Quality Award recipients have been announced.

Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video



The LQF Performance Excellence Conference will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave., March 2-3, 2015.  You can register on line at this link: (REGISTER LQF CONFERENCE).  You can also register by mail by sending a check for $150 ($40 for students with current school I.D.) to:
LQF Conference
P.O. Box 44172
Lafayette, LA 70504-4172

Planners have designed sessions and team exercises that serve a broad range of potential Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA) applicants at all levels.  The registration price includes continental breakfast both days and lunch on the first day.

If you are in an organization just starting the Baldrige journey, or if you have years in the process, this conference will introduce you to fresh ideas, new people and some of Louisiana’s brightest Criteria experts.

EDUCATORS: LQF has suspended application fees for all non-profit education applicants in 2015.  This is an unparalleled opportunity to get into the process, get a quality feedback report, and enhance the performance of your institution.  See the 2015 LPEA Application form (CLICK HERE).

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.