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Performance Excellence Program Award Recipients

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Award Recipients are required to share non-proprietary information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other organizations in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. By sharing their strategies, Award recipients make enormous contributions to build awareness of the importance of quality to improve competitiveness. This sharing has encouraged many other organizations in all sectors of these three states to undertake their own quality improvement efforts. Become an SWAE member today and share their results!

 

2013

Pioneer Award for Quality Recipient:
Arrowhead Hospital

Showcase in Excellence Awards:
Deer Valley Unified School District
"Training New Certified Employees to Maintain a Continuous Improvement Culture"

Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Banner Health
"Molecular Identification of Staphylococcus aureus from Positive Blood Cultures"

Scottsdale Healthcare 
"Door to Balloon: 60 is the New 90"

Town of Gilbert Fire Department 
"Electronic Patient Care Reporting"

University of Phoenix
"Official Online Degree Conferral Process"

University of Phoenix
"Transcript Acquisition Process"

2012

Pioneer Award for Quality Recipient:
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Category Award for Excellence Recipient:
Arrowhead Hospital
Category 4 “Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management”

Showcase in Excellence Awards:
Banner Health
“Reducing Elective Deliveries Less than 39 Weeks”

Maricopa County Department of Transportation
“Pavement Management Program”

Rio Salado College
“Course Lifecycle Process”

Scottsdale Healthcare
“Nursing Units Storage Areas Standardization & Supply Scan”

Scottsdale Healthcare
“Pressure Ulcer Reduction Intensive Care Unit”


University of Phoenix
"Practitioner Doctoral Dissertation Review Process"

University of Phoenix
"Student Official Transcript Request Process"

University of Phoenix
"University Orientation Workshop"

 2011

Showcase in Excellence Awards

Avnet Global Solutions Center
“5S Organizational Process”


Deer Valley Unified School District
“Utility Management Process”


Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Boswell
Medical Center Laboratory

"Improve Laboratory Turnaround Time for STAT
Laboratory Tests for Emergency Department Patients
at Banner Boswell Medical Center”


Maricopa County Adult Probation Department
“Adult Education Program”


Maricopa County Department of Transportation
“Scoreboard Measurement Process”


Rio Salado College
"Preserving Academic Integrity: Rio Salado’s
Peer-to-Peer Plagiarism Detection System”


University of Phoenix
"Student Appeals Center"
 

2010

Pioneer Award for Quality

Scottsdale Healthcare

 

2010     

Showcase in Excellence Awards

 

Banner Desert Medical Center

"Strategies to Eliminate the Progression of Severe Irreversible Sepsis"

 

The Boeing Company - Rotorcraft Division - Mesa

"Consumable Supply and Hand Tool Delivery Process"

 

The Boeing Company - Rotorcraft Division - Mesa

"Distribution Center Operations Flow and Cycle Time Reductions"

 

The Council on Chiropractic Education

"Site Team Academy Development"

 

Deer Valley Unified School District

"Hiring the Best"

 

Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Banner Del Webb Medical Center Laboratory

"Emergency Department Urinalysis Testing turnaround Time"

 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control

"Uno por Uno"

 

Maricopa County Correctional Health Services

"Centralized Medical Supply System"

 

Maricopa County Public Works Facilities Management Division

"Preventative Maintenance Process"

 

TriWest Healthcare Alliance

"Monitoring Clinical Staff Production and Inventory"

 

University of Phoenix

"Online Faculty Certification Process"

2009

Showcase in Excellence Awards

 

Arizona Game and Fish Department
"Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Process"

 

Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Baywood Medical Center Laboratory
"Advancing Patient  Safety Through Order to Collection of STAT Testing"

 

Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory
 
"Turn Around Time on Emergent Lab Specimens"

 

Scottsdale Healthcare
"Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient"

 

Scottsdale Healthcare
"Care of the High Risk Maternal and Neonatal Population"

 

University of Phoenix
"Program Development Process"

2008

Pioneer Award for Quality

 

John C. Lincoln  Deer Valley Hospital

 

Showcase in Excellence Awards

 

Arizona Game & Fish
"Hunt Recommendation Process"

 

Maricopa County Adult Probation Department
"
Supervision of Seriously Mentally Ill Probationers"


Maricopa County Planning & Development Department
"Expedited Production Permitting Program"

 

Verde Valley Medical Center
"
Joint Replacement Program"

2007

Showcase Awards

Office of Enterprise Technology - Maricopa County
“New Telecommunication Construction”

 Arizona Game and Fish Department
“Endangered Species Recovery Process”

 Banner Health
“Medical and Dental Claim Payment Turnaround Time and Process”

 Employee Health Initiative - Maricopa County
“Pharmacy Benefit Redesign and Renewal Process”

 Arizona Game and Fish Department
“Urban Fish Stocking Process”

Laboratory Sciences of AZ/Sonora Quest Laboratories
“Goal$haring”

Office of Management & Budget - Maricopa County
“Capital Improvement Program Funding Process”

2006

Pioneer Award


Library District - Maricopa County

 

Showcase Awards


Office of Environmental Services - AZ Dept of Transportation
“Arizona Wildlife Linkages Initiative”

Juvenile Probation Department - Maricopa County
“Special Supervision for Juveniles - A Balanced Approach”

Risk Management - Maricopa County
“Roadbuilder Equipment Training Program”

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
“Pediatric Emergency Services”

Flood Control District - Maricopa County
“Acquisition and Deployment of Digital Aerial Photography”

Environmental Services Department - Maricopa County
“Vector Control Mosquito Abatement Program”

Adult Probation Department - Maricopa County
“Financial Compliance Program”

2005

Governor's Award


Sonora Quest Laboratories

 

Pioneer Award


Arizona Game and Fish Department

Parks & Recreation Department - Maricopa County

 

Showcase Awards


Adult Probation - Maricopa County
Managing Adult Sex Offenders in the Community”

Animal Care & Control - Maricopa County
 “License Renewal Process”

AZ Correctional Industries
ACI Customer Satisfaction System”

AZ Department of Revenue
E-File Program”

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Critical Rescue Team”

Holsum Bakery Inc.
Opportunity for Improvement Process (OFI)

Holsum Bakery Inc.
Taste Test Process”

Legal Advocate's Office - Maricopa County
Office of Legal Advocate/Felony”

MCDOT - Maricopa County
MCDOT - Asphalt Pavement Smoothness”

Program & Project Management - AZ Department of Transportation
Active Project Status Update (APSU) Process”

Safety & Health - AZ Department of Transportation
 “
Safety Clothing & Equipment On-Line Catalog”

2004

Pioneer Award


BRGA Division, Honeywell

 

Showcase Awards


Arizona Tax Amnesty - Arizona Department of Revenue
"Arizona Tax Amnesty"

Aeronautics Division, ADOT
"Arizona Pavement Management System (APMS)"

Partnering Office, ADOT
"ADOT Partnering Process - Construction"

TSG Equipment Services Unit, ADOT
"EQS Billing Process"

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center/Human Resources
"MISSION C.L.E.A.R.: Casual Labor Elimination and Retention"

Holsum Bakery Inc.
"Quality Alert Quick C.A.T. Process"

Holsum Bakery Inc.
"Continuous Improvement Incentive Bonus Program"

Laboratory Sciences of Arizona
"Employee Satisfaction Survey and Action Planning Process"

ON Semiconductor
"Product Transfer"

Sonora Quest Laboratories
"Client Problem Resolution"

Take Charge America, Inc
"Training and Education for Customer Service Representatives"

TriWest Healthcare Alliance
"Strategic Planning Process"

2003

Pioneer Award


Sonora Quest Laboratories

 

Showcase Awards


Arizona Public Service
"APS Wildlife Management Plan"

Arizona Department of Transportation  
"Electronic Government"

Arizona Department of Transportation
"Improved Environmental Review and Enhancement"

Bay State Milling Company
"Integrated Quality Systems”

The Boeing Company
"Process Approach to ISO Compliance"

The Boeing Company
"Lean Manufacturing Process and Tools"

The Boeing Company
"Corrective Action process (C/PA) and system (ECATS)"

Ditron Manufacturing
"Material Quoting"

Holsum Bakery Inc.
"Holsum Distribution Job Training Identification Process"

Honeywell
"Variation Control - Key Characteristic Management Process"

2002

Pioneer Award


Boeing - Military Aerospace Support - Mesa

2001

Governor's Award
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

2000

No Award Recipients

1999

Governor's Award


56th Medical Group of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base


Pioneer Award


Interface Data Systems

1998

Pioneer Awards  


Arizona Department of Economic Security

Phelps Dodge Miami, Inc. (formerly Cyprus Miami Mining Corporation)
University of Phoenix - Phoenix Campus

1997

Governor's Award  


Raytheon Missile Systems Company (formerly Hughes Missile Systems Company)


Pioneer Award


J.B. Rodgers Mechanical Contractors

1996

Pioneer Awards


Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems)
Holsum Bakery
IKON Office Solutions, Technology Services (formerly MicroAge Mesa)
MicroAge Inc.

1995

Governor's Award


Honeywell Satellite Systems


Pioneer Awards


Arizona Department of Transportation
CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona Inc.
Lucent Technologies

1994

Governor's Award


Avnet Electronic Marketing Group


Pioneer Awards


Cyprus Miami Mining - Rod Plant Division
Raytheon Missile Systems Company (formerly Hughes Missile Systems Company)
Shea Homes
SmartPractice

1993

Pioneer Awards


Avnet Electronic Marketing Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Boise Cascade Office Products
CartridgeCare Inc.
Childress Buick
Rio Salado Community College
Sonic Air
Varian Tempe Electronics Center

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Phone: (480) 874-5815 | Fax: (602) 343-8330

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