Welcome to the Excellence in Missouri Foundation


Get the most out of your EIMF membership by attending local Baldrige Community of Excellence chapter meetings (additional meal fees may apply). By having local chapters present criteria related topics, Baldrige becomes accessible to the masses. Every organization in your community is encouraged to become engaged, from the city government to the schools, from non-profits to small and large businesses. If there is not a local chapter in your area, the Excellence in Missouri Foundation can help you get one started, so that you can share the benefits of Baldrige in your community! Contact us today for more information at contact.us@excellenceinmo.org or 573-659-1234.

St. Louis Health Care Baldrige Community of Excellence...sponsored by founding member organization, Logan University. 

April Events - "Intro to Baldrige" presentation by Dr. Raina Knox - April 1 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Logan University and the St. Louis Healthcare Baldrige Community of Excellence is proud to sponsor a session by Dr. Raina Knox entitle "Intro to Baldrige".  Participants will learn a brief history on Baldrige and be introduced to the main principles of the Baldrige business model for Performance Excellence.  Please use the link below to register your attendance.  SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 REGISTRANTS.

April Events - STL BCOE Bi-Monthly Meeting - April 17 - 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. with presentation by Dr. Bruce Kintz of Concordia Publishing House

The St. Louis Health Care Baldrige Community of Excellence meeting to be held at Logan University on April 17, 2014.  This meeting is hosted by Logan University, founding organization of the STL Health Care BCOE.  Dr. Bruce Kintz, CEO of Concordia Publishing House will be the guest speaker to share about his organization's journey to receiving the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Times for the meeting are from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  A light breakfast will be served.  This event is free of charge.  Please register using the registration form link below.

 Register Here for April Events at Logan University in St. Louis!


Kansas City Metro Area - April 10, 2014 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Workshop for this Month: Development of An Organizational Profile
Facilitated by: Dr. Jeanette Cowherd (Park Hill Schools), Dr. Jeff Klein (Park Hill Schools), Dr. Mike Brown (Platte Co. R-3 Schools)

The Kansas City Metro Area Baldrige Community of Excellence is a membership based organization formed to provide opportunities for individuals and organizations in the Kansas City Metro area who are interested in, or are following the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria to network with others and to obtain information and education about Baldrige at the state and national level. The chartering organization for this group is the Excellence in Missouri Foundation, which administers the Excellence in the Heartland Award, and the Missouri Quality Award.

Registration Form for April 10th Meeting


Lake of the Ozarks Area Chapter

On May 9th, join the participants of the Lake Ozark Chapter Baldrige Community of Excellence as they hear about the journey one local school, School of the Osage, has embarked upon and where they are in the process of the adoption of Baldrige principals into their organization.  Contact Jan Dungan at Lake Regional Health Systems for more information at: jdungan@lakeregional.com and to register for this event.

The Baldrige Journey: Navigating Bumps and Potholes on the Road from Good to Great!"
Presented by:  Dr. Brent DePee' and Dr. Laura Nelson of School of the Osage

St. Joseph, Missouri

For more information on this Community of Excellence, please contact Steve Johnston at the Community Alliance of Saint Joseph by emailing Johnston@saintjoseph.com

Columbia, Missouri

The Columbia Baldrige Performance Excellence Group (BPEG) is our flagship “Community of Excellence,” and it has been nationally recognized for its progressive actions in furthering the use and understanding of the Baldrige management model. With monthly meetings that include guest speakers and experts on criteria knowledge, members can network and explore more about Baldrige with each meeting.

For more information on attending a meeting, please contact Deanna Herwald or Holly Ketchum, at QMS@midwayusa.com . For important news & discussion, join the BPEG LinkedIn Group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3082249&mostPopular=

1. http://www.midwayusa.com/baldrige