A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

A new year, a new you: Primaris affiliate unveils new branding

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Excellence in Missouri FoundMEI LOGO Seal_Artboard 2.pngation, recently announced that the not-for-profit organization will change their name to Midwest Excellence Institute (MEI). The name change reflects the Primaris affiliate's broader commitment to expanding their service offerings.

In addition to the name change, MEI will also unveil a new corporate branding, as well as an improved website that better demonstrates their expertise in driving the innovations needed to help companies and organizations achieve performance excellence.

The name change stemmed from the organization’s growth beyond Missouri’s borders. In 2012, MEI assumed responsibility for administration of the Kansas Quality Award, a program which honors Kansas organizations that attain the highest level of quality and performance excellence. In addition, MEI’s consultative services saw continued growth in markets outside of Missouri.

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Topics: Baldrige Excellence Framework, Midwest Excellence Institute

The Connection between Healthcare Quality and Operational Efficiency

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

To combat rising costs, healthcare providers across the care continuum are focusing on efficiency and working to embed it into patient care and business practices. In doing so, many healthcare organizations are learning that sometimes the best way to drive efficiency is by improving quality.

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Topics: operational efficiency, quality improvement, healthcare quality, Baldrige Excellence Framework

"Excellence Takes Perseverance" -- Don't Miss this FREE Event

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Sep 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

St. Louis Health Care Baldrige Community of ExcellenceThe Baldrige Excellence Framework leads to improved performance results in organizations, from less errors, better health care outcomes, and improved effectiveness; to satisfied and engaged patients, customers, and students; to improved financial and market share results. 

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Topics: Baldrige Excellence Framework

Baldrige & Healthcare: A Road Map to Quality Improvement

Posted by Rachel Verslues on May 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The word quality has become more than a buzzword in healthcare’s transition to value-based care. For example, quality measures count for 50 percent of MACRA, which means you have to be obsessed with quality of care and continuous performance improvement.

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Topics: value-based care, quality improvement, Baldrige Excellence Framework

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