Great write-up in the Winona Post
This celebration was in recognition of a prestigious award given to Winona Health by the Performance Excellence Network (PEN) called the 2013 Performance Excellence Award. It is a serious accomplishment, only bestowed upon a handful of organizations after rigorous evaluation by independent examiners. The award recognizes leadership, strategic planning, customer-focused processes, measurement systems, workforce engagement, and operations — qualities that are not just checkmarks on a simple judge’s form. This award is given to organizations, such as hospitals, schools, and manufacturers, that are actively working to systematically improve outcomes and reach goals, with serious, detailed plans in place and proven results. The award has only been granted to nine organizations in the last 27 years.
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