The Gold packet includes the application and sample applications for reference. Please Note: Applicants must purchase the 2015-2016 Healthcare for Performance Excellence criteria directly from the Baldridge website at www.nist.gov/baldrige/.
Member centers can also refer to the calendar for key dates and the Management Viewing Guide for links to slides and seminars.
Please note, the definition of a Substandard Quality of Care (SQC) in the application packet is current as of August 3, 2016; however, CMS will be issuing the final Requirements of Participation rule later this year. At that time, the definition of a SQC will change. The survey check will be based on the new definition of an SQC.