On September 8, the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award reviewed data on all 2011 Baldrige Award applicants and selected 11 to move on to Site Visit Review. Of the 2011 Baldrige Award applicants the 69 applicants included:
- 1 of the 2 small businesses
- 6 of the 40 in health care
- 1 of the 8 in education
- 3 of the 14 nonprofits
- No manufacturing or service organizations received site visits.
The site visits took place October 9-15 for health care organizations and October 16-22 for education organizations, small businesses, and nonprofits. The judges will meet November 14-18 to determine which of these organizations to recommend to U.S. Secretary of Commerce John E. Bryson as 2011 Baldrige Award recipients, and the recipients will be announced shortly after that.
Starting on November 1, the 2012 Baldrige Award Application Forms will be available on the Baldrige Web site (http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/publications/award_application.cfm) You can get additional information at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/ of you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the program