Jefferson Health in New Jersey (JHNJ) recently received a Proficiency Award from the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE).
The award is the next step in JHNJ’s journey to achieve Baldrige Performance Excellence, after receiving MAAPE’s Commitment Award in 2017.
“I am pleased we have been awarded the next tier level in the Baldrige Journey,” said Joseph Devine, president, New Jersey Division. “This is a monumental achievement for our program, after just two years on the journey. The award acknowledges our commitment to excellence, and our drive to establish and execute processes for continuous improvement.”
Devine will accept the award at MAAPE’s annual Awards Banquet & Conference, in Malvern, Pa., on Nov. 13.
Among the six other award recipients will be Abington – Jefferson Health, which will receive MAAPE’s Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition.
The MAAPE is a Baldrige-based awards program serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, helping organizations improve performance and outcomes, and providing feedback to applicants.
According to Jefferson Health, The Baldrige Framework helps JHNJ accelerate its performance in 17 Health Care Criteria in leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce, operations and results.
JHNJ began its Baldrige journey in 2017 — under the leadership of Senior Vice President and Chief Patient & Safety Quality Officer Dr. David Condoluci, Corporate Director for Performance Improvement Kathleen Victor, and performance excellence specialist Abbey Driendl.
Condoluci, who last spring completed the nationally recognized Baldrige Executive Fellowship Program, said in a statement: “We are excited to see this framework shape our organization to be a high-performing health care system dedicated to improving lives by putting people first, doing the right thing, and being bold and thinking differently.”