Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell Recognizes Oklahoma Companies and Organizations for Excellence in Performance at Oklahoma Quality Summit


Media Contact: Kym Koch, kym@kochcomm.com

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Quality Foundation (OQF) and Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell today announced the recipients of the 2024 Oklahoma State Quality Awards. The award recipients were named at Oklahoma Quality Foundation’s annual Oklahoma Excellence Summit held at Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 South Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City, OK. 

The OQF awards signify an organization’s commitment to achieving performance excellence based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework which empowers organizations to accomplish their missions, improve results, and become more competitive.

“This year’s distinguished awardees embody the highest standards of quality and innovation in their contributions to Oklahoma,” said Lt. Governor Pinnell.  “We applaud their efforts to consistently improve their organizations and serve as role models to others.”

“The Baldrige Framework is a proven framework for organizational excellence that has helped thousands of organizations achieve sustainable success,” said Heath Wright, OQF Executive Director. Our Oklahoma Quality Summit offers a chance to recognize those who’ve achieved organizational excellence as well as training and peer learning opportunities for those organizations who are on the journey and committed to continuous improvement and excellence.”

Oklahoma State Quality Award: 2024 Award Recipients

Oklahoma State Quality Award – Level 5 Milestone

This highest honor celebrates organizations that have not only established but also phenomenally deployed their missions, visions, and values, achieving nationally benchmarked outcomes. This year, the spotlight shines brightly on:

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

A model of integrated leadership and continuous improvement, the Clinic has demonstrated exceptional efficiency increases and healthcare outcomes, marked by a 400% increase in process efficiency and surpassing almost all metrics set by the Indian Health Service. Their commitment to employee retention and workforce engagement is unparalleled.

Choctaw Nation Health Services

Renowned for its exemplary communication and strategic planning, the Authority has established itself as a leader in patient-focused care. With patient retention well above industry norms and inpatient satisfaction at the top of its class, their achievements set a high standard for healthcare excellence.

Achievement of Excellence Award- Level 4 Milestone

Epic Charter Schools have laid a strong foundation in the Baldrige Framework, exemplifying the mission of personalized education with significant achievements in attendance and workforce satisfaction.

Level 3 Milestone

Arrowhead Consulting Solutions, for their established systems and visible results, marks them as well-led organizations on the path to excellence.

Level 1 Milestone

Lifeshare Network, beginning their journey with a clear vision and strategic goals aimed at performance improvement.

About the Oklahoma Quality Foundation

The OQF is dedicated to advancing organizational excellence across Oklahoma. As a beacon of support and resources for the Baldrige Framework, the OQF celebrates the achievements of organizations committed to quality improvement and excellence. Visit www.oklahomaquality.com for more details on the OQF and the 2024 awards.