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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Baldrige Program is the nation's public-private partnership dedicated to performance excellence. The Baldrige Program raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy; provides organizational assessment tools and criteria; educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies about the practices of best-in-class organizations; recognizes national role models and honors them with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence.

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