Michigan Performance Excellence.

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Performance Excellence Program

PANEL OF JUDGES

 

  • Greg Gruska, Omnex

  • Joe Knight, Olympic Steel

  • Miriam Kmetzo, Executive Vice President, Welding Technology Corporation (Chair)

  • Kitty Manley, Ferris State University

  • Mary Pool, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, McLaren Port Huron

  • Bo Snyder, President, Bo Snyder Consulting, Inc.

  • Trish Stoltz, Senior Consultant, Goonan Performance Strategies

MIPEx has four different tiers of applications:

Tier 4 is the Michigan Performance Excellence Award, a full (50 page) application that describes how an organization is meeting the multiple questions of the Criteria for Performance Excellence.  The Organizational Profile is required as well.  Recipients are evaluated by a team of Examiners and recognized for their performance after a comprehensive site visit and selection by an independent Panel of Judges.  The top level is analogous to the Baldrige National Quality Award; becoming a MI PEA recipient puts an organization on the path to the national award. Submit an Intent to Apply 60 days before the MIPEA Application, which are accepted four times a year:

Applications accepted:              Intent to Apply Due:

Feb 15                                         Dec 15

May 15                                        Mar 15

Aug 15                                        Jun 15

Oct 15                                         Aug 15

 

Tier 3 is a 35 page application written to the overall questions of the Criteria for Performance Excellence along with the Organizational Profile.  The overall level are the questions contained in the Baldrige Excellence Builder.  Organizations are recognized at this level for sustained commitment to improvement.  Applications at this level are accepted any time.   Click here for the Tier 3 application.  

 

Tier 2 is an abbreviated (20 page) application written to the basic questions of the Criteria for Performance Excellence along with the Organizational Profile.   Organizations are recognized at this level for committing to the continuous improvement journey. Applications at this level are accepted any time.  Click here for the Tier 2 application.  

 

Tier 1 is the starting point, a 5 page Organizational Profile.  Organizations are recognized at this level for beginning the continuous improvement journey.Applications at this level are accepted any time.  Click here for the Tier 1 application.  

 

For all levels, a team of trained volunteers evaluate the application and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.  Organizations receive written feedback that will lead the organization to the next level of performance.

 

All evaluation services are provided by dedicated volunteers who want to help improve Michigan organizations.  MIPEx would not exist without these volunteers.

2019 BOARD OF EXAMINERS

Examiner Preparation Team facilitates Examiner training.

  • Pattie Curtis, Beaumont Health

  • Joe Knight, Detroit Manufacturing System

  • Lisa Powell, Sparrow Health

  • Bo Snyder, Bo Snyder Consulting, Inc.

 

Senior Examiners receive additional training and lead teams

  • Ridge Boedeker, Sparrow Health System

  • Michele Lazowski, Valassis

  • J. D. Marhevko, Accuride

  • Rena Pomaville

  • Lisa Powell, Sparrow Health System

  • Tamara Skok, Sparrow Health System

  • Jami Thering, Sparrow Health System

  • Eric Walters, Sparrow Health System

  • Eric Zink, Americold

 

Examiners

  • Ruth Archer, Michigan Tech 

  • Lisa Clark, Oaklawn Hospital

  • Katherine Fay, Davenport University

  • Dave Gee, Gift of Life Michigan 

  • Sarah Hagen, Oaklawn Hospital

  • Tiffany Hart, WSU School of Medicine

  • Gary Kaponowski, Moeller Manufacturing

  • Erina Lici, Special Tree Rehabilitation System

  • Madisen Powell, Sparrow Health System

  • Alex Reister, Davenport University

  • Melissa Sherry, Sparrow Health Systems

  • Kenetra Young, Detroit Health Department

  • LaTearia Zirker, Special Tree Rehabilitation System

And five levels of Recognition:

MIPEx has five levels of recognition. This system encourages and recognizes Michigan organizations in their journey toward performance excellence.

 

Michigan Performance Excellence Award

 

This is the highest level of recognition for organizations that have demonstrated, through practices and superior results, the highest level of excellence.  Recipients of this level are eligible to apply to the national Baldrige award program.

 

  • Organizations recognized at this level typically demonstrate effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches responsive to the multiple requirements of Criteria Items.  The organization demonstrates fact-based, systematic evaluation and improvement processes and organizational learning, including innovation, which results in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of key processes.

  • Results address some key customer/stakeholder, market, and process requirements, and they demonstrate areas of strength against relevant comparisons.  There are no patterns of adverse trends or poor performance in areas of importance to the overall Criteria requirements and the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.

  • The organization’s combined Process and Results Scoring Band is 8 or above.

 

Pursuit of Excellence (formerly Honor Roll)

 

  • Organizations recognized at this level typically demonstrate effective, systematic approaches responsive to the overall requirements of the Criteria, but deployment may vary in some areas or work units. Key processes benefit from fact-based evaluation and improvement, and approaches are being aligned with overall organizational needs. The organization has at least one Category that is considered role model.

  • Results address areas of importance to the organization’s mission, with good performance being achieved.  Comparative and trend data are available for some important results, and some beneficial trends are evident. 

  • The organization’s combined Process and Results Scoring Band is 7 or above.

 

Journey to Excellence

 

  • Organizations recognized at this level typically demonstrate effective, systematic approaches responsive to the basic requirements of most Criteria Items, although there are still areas or work units in the early stages of deployment.  Key processes are beginning to be systematically evaluated and improved.

  • Results are reported for several areas responsive to the basic Criteria requirements and the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.  Some of these results demonstrate good performance levels.  The use of comparative and trend data is in the early stages.

  • The organization’s combined Process and Results Scoring Band is 6 or above.

 

 The following levels of recognition are available to those organizations that submit an application below the Top Tier (Tiers 1 through 3):

 

Commitment to Excellence (for Application Tiers 2 through 4):

  • Organizations recognized at this level typically demonstrate effective, systematic approaches responsive to the basic requirements of most Criteria Items, although there are still areas or work units in the early stages of deployment.  Key processes are beginning to be systematically evaluated and improved.

  • Results are reported for several areas responsive to the basic Criteria requirements and the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.  Some of these results demonstrate good performance levels.  The use of comparative and trend data is in the early stages.

  • The organization’s combined Process and Results Scoring bands is 5 and above.  

 

Foundations of Excellence (for Application Tiers 1 through 3):

 

The organization is recognized for participating in the awards process. 

  • Organizations recognized at this level typically demonstrate effective, systematic approaches responsive to the basic requirements of the Criteria, but some areas or work units are in the early stages of deployment.  The organization has developed a general improvement orientation that is forward looking.

  • Results are reported for several areas responsive to the basic Criteria requirements and the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.  Some of these results demonstrate good performance levels.  The use of comparative and trend data is in the early stages.

  • Feedback is either not scored (Application Tier 1) or the organization’s combined Process and Results Scoring band is 4 or less (Application Tiers 2 and 3).

 

 

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