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Published on October 10, 2019

Abington – Jefferson Health Earns 2019 Excellence Award from State Baldrige Organization for High Performance in Leadership and Management Practices

Abington, PA (October 10, 2019) – Abington – Jefferson Health has earned the 2019 Excellence Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), the state-level  Baldrige program. 

Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence

Abington has the distinction of being the only organization to have earned the Pennsylvania state Excellence award twice, having first won the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) Award in 2010. The KAPE program has since combined with New Jersey and Delaware to form MAAPE.

“It is a tremendous honor for our organization to be recognized with this prestigious award for a second time,” said Meg McGoldrick, president, Abington – Jefferson Health. “We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and this recognition underscores our commitment to continuously improve and enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients.”

More than a decade ago, Abington – Jefferson Health began the journey of incorporating the Baldrige Excellence Framework, which is used to evaluate performance excellence and help organizations identify ways to improve processes and results.

The Excellence Award, MAAPE’s highest level of recognition, honors applicants that demonstrate superior levels of performance excellence. These applicants are outstanding examples in the Mid-Atlantic Region and serve as role models for other organizations. In fact, award winners are encouraged to tell their stories and share their best practices with other organizations.

MAAPE applicants represent all industry sectors and are evaluated in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Criteria: leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations and results.

A site visit is required to qualify for the Excellence Award. All organizations receive written feedback reports summarizing organizational strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Awards will be presented at MAAPE's 14th Annual Awards Banquet & Conference on November 13-14 in Malvern, PA.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two Urgent Care Centers located in Flourtown and Willow Grove, and seven convenient outpatient facilities located in Horsham, Willow Grove, Warminster, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville and Elkins Park. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson, an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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