The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Partnership is the country’s first state-level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National click here and Innovation Award Criteria for Performance Excellence. Fifty-eight prizes were given to companies across industries such as manufacturing, service, education buy tramadol online health care.
CQIA examiners studied and ranked this year's 63 CQIA Innovation Prize applications from organizations with a facility in Connecticut. Limited to one typewritten page, applicants responded to four Baldrige related requirements:
• Describe an organizational problem that was solved or an opportunity that was leveraged by the innovation.
• Present a clear and concise description of a new product, service or process innovation introduced in Connecticut during the last five years.
• Explain why you consider it innovative in the marketplace or your industry.
• Using numbers, show how this innovation benefited your organization.
Recipients were given awards in Platinum, Gold and Silver. Local honorees are as follows.
Platinum: Covidien, North Haven; PerkinElmer, Shelton.
Gold: Energizer Personal Care/Schick-Wilkinson Sword, Milford; GoECart 360, Bridgeport; Yale New Haven Health System (Pain Management in Joint Replacement Surgery); MedPricer, Guilford; Quinnipiac University, Hamden; the WorkPlace, Bridgeport.
Silver: Defibtech, Guilford; Dr. Energy Saver, Seymour; Perimeter Security, Milford; William Ravies, Shelton; Yale Medical Group; Yale University.
— John Mordecai
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