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The University of Tennessee Medical Center Earns TNCPE Achievement Award

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is one of nine businesses and organizations in the state of Tennessee to earn the Achievement Award from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence(TNCPE). TNCPE is Tennessee's only statewide quality program patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing organizational excellence.

Representatives from the medical center accepted the award at the 20th Anniversary Excellence in Tennessee awards banquet in Nashville.

"I want to thank UT Medical Center for its commitment to improvement and excellence," Gov. Bill Haslam said in presenting the award. "For twenty years, TNCPE has been helping organizations become more efficient and effective, and UT Medical Center, in partnership with TNCPE, is doing its part to help build a stronger, better Tennessee."

To serve through healing, education and discovery, the medical center holds a unique prominence as the region's only academic medical center in partnership with the UT Graduate School of Medicine; Magnet® recognized hospital; Level I trauma center; and major referral center for East Tennessee. Through an annual evaluation and assessment process, TNCPE recognizes high-performance organizations that exhibit continuous improvement and best practice processes. They represent outstanding achievement in the following industry sectors: health care, manufacturing, service, education, government and nonprofit.

May 14, 2013



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