North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo is one of four organizations selected nationwide as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. It won in the health care category.
The award was announced today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.
This is the 25th anniversary of the award, which is presented in four sectors, including one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital. North Mississippi Medical Center, the primary hospital of North Mississippi Health Services, had previously won a Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the health care category.
This year’s other recipients are Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing); MESA Products Inc., Tulsa, Okla. (small business); and City of Irving, Irving, Texas (nonprofit). MESA previously received a Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the small business category.
North Mississippi Health Services serves 24 rural counties in northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama. It includes six hospitals, four nursing homes and 34 clinics. It has Mississippi facilities in Tupelo, Baldwyn, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point and Hamilton, Ala.
NMHS has workforce of 6,226 employees and 491 physicians. Net revenue in 2011 was $730 million.
Read more about the award and its recipients at the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program website.