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Quality Is Virtual! Baldrige Program Offers Quest for Excellence Online

Registration is now open for "Virtual Quest."

Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 18:42

(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., for the Quest for Excellence XXII conference on April 12–14. You can participate from your home or office, learning all about the exceptional performance management practices and results of the 2009 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Registration is now open for “Virtual Quest,” an on-demand service providing access to video recordings and slides from all presentations during the QE XXII conference; video recordings and slides from the plenary sessions alone; or audio recordings and slides from the concurrent sessions alone. You can access the content at your convenience. All sessions will be available by April 21.

The 2009 Baldrige Award recipients are:
• Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, Missouri (manufacturing)
• MidwayUSA, Columbia, Missouri (small business)
• AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey (health care)
• Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Missouri (health care)
• VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico (nonprofit)

For more information on Virtual Quest and to register online, go to www.baldrige.nist.gov/QEXXII/Virtual_Quest.htm.


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