NEVADA GOVERNOR’S AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE
March 25, Quality Awards Workshop, Las Vegas
April 22, Quality Awards Workshop, Carson City
May 20, Quality Awards Workshop, Las Vegas
May 31, Eligibility Certification Form Due
July15, 2003 Awards Applications Due & Examiner Applications Due, Examiners Review of Applications
Aug (1st wk), Examiner Training, Las Vegas & Carson City, Examiner Consensus
Sept 15, Complete Site Visits
Sept 30, Feedback Reports Due to Judges
Oct 15, Awards Notification to Applicants
Nov 7, Awards Presentation
December (TBA), Feedback Reports Due to Applicants
December (TBA), Improvement Day
APEX: In Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn's own words (click here)
2002 APEX Awards recipients:
Las Vegas, Nevada—The first annual Governor’s Awards for Performance Excellence Ceremony was held on Friday, November 1st, 2002, from 6pm-10pm at the Henderson Convention Center with the Lt. Governor, Loraine Hunt presenting the honors. Keynote speaker was Robin William , a representative from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.
The specialty awards were as follows:
The Nevada Award for Community
Support was given to St. Rose Dominican Hospital
The Nevada Award for Workforce Development was given to The Nevada Federal Credit Union.
The Nevada Award for Customer Service Excellence was given to Wackenhut Services, Inc.
The Nevada Governor’s Awards for Performance Excellence given were:
Prospector Award: given to organizations that have embraced the principles of performance excellence and are beginning to benefit from their effort.
Two organizations received this award:
1. Promenade on the River – an independent Senior Living Community
in Reno providing housing, hospitality services, health promotions and
activities for seniors
2. Hometown Health Plan – a provider of fully insured and self-funded administration of health benefits programs for Northern Nevada employers.
Trailblazer Award: recognizes organizations that have demonstrated significant progress in building sound and notable processes and achieving notable results.
Three organizations received this award:
1. City of Carson City – a city government providing a complete range of municipal services to citizens, visitors and employees
2. The Nevada Federal Credit Union – a large federally charted community based credit union that provides a full range of consumer financial products and services to residents of Clark County, Nevada and portions of Reno, Nevada.
3. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation – a state department focused on employment, training and rehabilitation.
The Pioneer Award: this is the highest award presented this year. It is conferred upon eligible organizations that have demonstrated through their practices and results, significant achievements in performance excellence.
Two organizations received this high honor:
1. Wackenhut Services Inc., Nevada Operations – a company formed to
provide contract security services to the US Department of Energy at the Nevada
test site and several other facilities located in the Las Vegas area.
2. St. Rose Dominican Hospital – an organization recognized as the only not-for-profit, non-tax supported and religiously affiliated hospital in Southern Nevada.
The NvQA Awards program will adhere strictly to this proven assessment model.
Contact Judit Flueck (702) 451-8015 or John Zedick for APEX application information.
Several years ago a handful of local American Society for Quality members (ASQ) joined with like-minded individuals -- many representing a number of public and private organizations in the Las Vegas area -- to promote National Quality Month (NQM) activities in our community. The centerpiece of NQM was the annual ASQ live satellite downlink program known as the National Quality Forum. The Quality Forum downlink commenced some 14 years ago and featured presentations by many internationally renowned corporate and institutional leaders for quality. National Quality Month is recognized by a proclamation of the U.S. Congress to advance the cause of systematic improvement in all sectors of society.
We dubbed ourselves the "Southern Nevada Quality Coalition" when we began our yearly program planning. Our annual undertakings have been gratifyingly successful as a result of the selfless pro bono efforts of many individuals, efforts backed by the generous logistical and financial support of local business and government organizations.
It is time now to take the next step and become an ongoing, active, and effective statewide community quality council, through which to focus the considerable talents and resources in our vibrant and rapidly growing Silver State. We seek and welcome the improvement skills, program ideas, and public service energy of all comers in what we feel intensely will be a force for significant good in this dynamic and beautiful region as we face the myriad challenges concomitant with our incredible economic and civic growth.
NvQA programs will be wide-ranging, and will include events such as:
John Zedick, Vice President of Awards: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlie Rose, Vice President of Programs: email@example.com
Judit Flueck, Secretary: Judit.Flueck@nvqa.org
Fred Schwager, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keong Leong, Ph.D., Director at Large - Southern Nevada: email@example.com
Deborah Wiggins, Director at Large, Northern Nevada: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Gladd, Past President: email@example.com
Phone (702) 451-8015
NvQA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) publicly supported service organization. 9544 Ruby Hills Drive, Las Vegas NV 89134
The NvQA website is maintained by Bobby Gladd