Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Office earns Performance Excellence Commitment Award

Johnson City Press • Dec 23, 2018 at 9:26 PM

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Office has earned the Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, according to a recent press release.

TNCPE is Tennessee’s only statewide quality program and is patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing role-model performance through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Office will accept the award at the 26th Annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet on Feb. 28 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

“We are pleased and honored to have earned the TNCPE Commitment Award this year. We have been working as a team to drive performance excellence within the Regional Office and throughout the northeast public health region,” Regional Director Rebekah English said in the press release. “We are proud of our achievement as we continue to improve as an organization.”

Every year, TNCPE recognizes high-performing organizations that demonstrate continuous improvement and role model processes. This year, TNCPE has named 17 organizations as 2018 award winners that represent outstanding achievement in the following industry sectors: health care, manufacturing, service, education, government and nonprofit.

“Tennessee is better when organizations are committed to excellence,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “I congratulate the Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Regional Office on its efforts to pursue the highest standards for customers and employees and thank them for making significant contributions to the state’s economy and well being of citizens.”

Organizations apply to the TNCPE program at one of four levels. As the levels increase, so does the depth and complexity of the application, which is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Since the program was founded in 1993, only 25 organizations have attained the Excellence designation.

One will receive the Excellence Award this year, and three organizations will be honored with the Achievement Award. Twelve organizations will receive a Commitment Award and one will receive Interest Recognition.

A full list of winners can be found at www.tncpe.org

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