2023 Awards

Eastern State Hospital (ESH) & Educational Employee’s Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) Thank you to our two 2023 award recipients; Eastern State Hospital (ESH) and the Educational Employee’s Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC). They both showed persistence in continuous improvement to provide excellence to customers, stakeholders, and employees. An improvement journey…

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Organization Recognition

Participating in a Self-Assessment and receiving feedback from an Examiner team is the start of any organization’s improvement journey using the Baldrige Framework for Improvement. At the SPQA this program is called “DISCOVERY”. This year, the Educational Employee’s Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) submitted their Discovery Self-Assessment. They clearly have recognized the benefit…

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UNOS wins 2021 Award

SPQA is excited to announce UNOS winning the 2021 SPQA Achievement in Performance Excellence Award. We applaud them as they continue their journey toward implementing the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.               About the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit…

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ESH wins 2021 Award

Eastern State Hospital took an important step this year on its journey toward implementing the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework by winning the 2021 SPQA Commitment to Performance Excellence Award.               As the first public mental health hospital in the United States, Eastern State Hospital traces its roots back to…

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VHHA wins 2020 Award

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) took an important step this year on its journey toward implementing the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework by winning the 2020 SPQA Progress in Performance Excellence Award. VHHA began its work with SPQA in 2018 and was recognized for completing the Self Discovery process during the 2019 award cycle…

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FFD wins 2020 Award

The Federal Facilities Division (FFD) has been awarded Virginia SPQA’s prestigious Achievement in Performance Excellence Award. This distinction greatly contributes to FFD’s reputation and builds upon its vision to earn the unquestioned reputation of being the best-in-class facilities management organization. The Division’s mission is to preserve the institution of the Pentagon and cultivate an inspired…

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PMS 312 wins 2019 Award

Captain Charles Ehnes accepted the 2019 SPQA Progress In Performance Excellence Award on behalf of the PMS 312 In-Service Aircraft Carrier Program.  PMS 312 is part of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, under the direction of Naval Sea Systems Command.  The Congressional mandate to maintain a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers…

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Award Winners since Beginning of SPQA

Congratulations to the recipients of our SPQA Award! Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since 1983. Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Recipients of the Medallion Award — our top award — are those exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all…

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2019 SPQA Award Winners

SPQA recognized six organizations at its 2019 award ceremony in Richmond, Virginia. [Note: View all winners since the beginning of SPQA at https://www.spqa-va.org/past-award-winners/] Three organizations were recognized in the SPQA Award program. The awards were determined by an independent panel of judges after review of the feedback reports submitted by the teams of examiners who…

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