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 2019 Silver Key Dates:

Intent to Apply (ITA) 
November 8th, 2018
Fee $150
January 31st, 2019
Fee with ITA Submission $800
Fee w/o ITA Submission $1350

June 27, 2019

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Silver Award


The second step in the National Quality Award Program is the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. A requirement of the program is to receive a Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award before applying at the Silver level. 

At this level, applicants continue to learn and develop effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. The Silver guidelines are based on the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. In addition to the Organizational Profile, applicants provide a thorough assessment of their systematic approaches and the deployment of these approaches. The Silver program provides a clear pathway for recipients moving to the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award

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The Silver application packet contains the application and important information about eligibility requirements.

Member centers can also refer to the calendar for key dates and the additional resources below.  ​

Application Packet

The National Quality Award Program has introduced a new recertification policy that impacts all current and previous Quality Award recipients.

Under this policy, Bronze and Silver Quality Award recipients will have a limited amount of time to apply for the next award level (Silver or Gold) before being designated as a “past recipient” of the award, a status that requires the center to reapply at the Bronze level if it decides to participate in the program again.

All participating centers are responsible for reading and complying with the recertification policy