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Baldrige Award

(L to R): Dennis Burns, Alice Boylan, M.D., Dan Handel, M.D., Danielle Scheuerer, M.D., Patrick Macconnell, and Jamie McAdams
(L to R): Dennis Burns, Alice Boylan, M.D., Dan Handel, M.D., Danielle Scheuerer, M.D., Patrick Macconnell, and Jamie McAdams

MUSC Health Baldrige award recognition on fast track

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is a national program providing a framework for organizations to get their operating units and care team members aligned and engaged toward common goals. Relatively new in the health care industry, the goal is to achieve an integrated, safe. effective and efficient patient care delivery system.

MUSC Health achieved bronze status at the state level this year. And did so after less than two years of preparation. Baldrige is stingy with its recognition. Only one or two health care organizations in South Carolina since 2014 have ever achieved it. Once making the state gold level, MUSC will apply for national recognition.

Six MUSC Health care team members qualified as Baldrige National Examiners in 2017. They not only help MUSC meet the rigorous standards, but also evaluate other organizations across the country in multiple industry categories.