The GSQC's sister organization, Partners in Performance Excellence (PiPEX), serving Massachusetts and New York is holding it's annual Best Practice's Summit on November 3-5 at the Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel.
This year's theme is "Competitiveness in Uncertain Times" and will feature national and state award recipients sharing their best practices and speaking about their journey to excellence. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded process excellence professionals, discover how to use Baldrige principles to accelerate performance, learn strategies to increase employee engagement, and understand how methods such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Baldrige compliment each other.
Click here for a conference overview and registration information. We highly recommend it for everyone wanting to learn and accelerate improvement opportunities in their organization!
Achievement of Excellence: Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium have been serving the public since 1906 and is one of the oldest continuously family-owned funeral homes in New Hampshire. The Funeral Home offers four full-service funeral homes—two in Manchester, one in Boscawen and one in Littleton—plus two crematories, three non-denominational chapels, and a cremation society. Phaneuf is also a Better Business Bureau Torch Award recipient and has also been named Friendliest Funeral Home in NH Magazine’s Best of NH issue.
Profile Recognition: City of Dover. Dover, New Hampshire - The Garrison City. Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire and the 7th oldest in the US. Dover is conveniently located in the seacoast area of New Hampshire, a one hour drive to Boston, MA, Portland, ME and the NH Lakes Region and White Mountains.
We congratulate both of these organizations for their commitment to performance excellence that has earned them the recognition. We also recognize all of our volunteer examiners and judges who used their training in and knoweldge of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to evaluate and provide valuable feedback to these organizations.
ASQ Granite State Section's May meeting will feature Lean at Concord Hospital. It will be followed by an optional dinner at the Common Man in Concord.
The tour and presentation will be led by Donna Millet, Director of Lean Operations at Concord Hospital. Donna, who joined the hospital in the fall of 2012, brings over 25 years of process engineering experience to health care. Prior to joining Concord Hospital, Donna worked at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, supporting the improvement of delivery care processes.
Click here for more information. Registration is required by noon on Monday, May 20th.
The Institute for Quality Advancement will offer three different education opportunities throughout New England. September dates have been anounced. Management by Fact will be offered on September 16th in Concord NH. Managing for Excellence will be offered in Portsmouth NH on September 17th.
March Granite State ASQ Meeting to Feature Part II of Activity Based Training Exercises
If you missed January's Session I, you are in luck. The March meeting follow's up with Session II to present exercises that were not presented due to time constraints.
Be prepared to move, think and learn at the same time.
The presentation will begin with a short review of concepts previously covered.
The group will then proceed into different activity based exercises. See Attached File for details
Presenter: Jack Meagher, Principal Engineer - NHBB; Six Sigma Black Belt; ASQ Certified Quality Engineer; GSQC Board Member