Grossmont Doctor Will Judge Baldrige Awards

LA MESA – Dr. Michael Murphy, Chief Medical Officer at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

 Murphy’s appointment was made by Patrick Gallagher, Director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and performance excellence that an organization can receive. Sharp HealthCare was recognized by Baldrige in 2007.

As an Examiner, Murphy (photographed above) will review and evaluate applications submitted to receive the Baldrige Award. The Board of Examiners is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and nonprofits (including government).

Those selected to serve on the board must meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition. All members of the board must take part in a preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

The Baldrige Award recognizes organizations that serve as role models for driving the global economy while demonstrating excellence in the categories of leadership, strategic-planning, customer service, performance results, operations, workforce focused and measurement, analysis and knowledge management. Over the course of the Malcolm Baldrige Award Program, 90 various organizations from the fields of education, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit service, and small business have been honored.

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