America needs Baldrige! From our classrooms to our boardrooms, Midwest Excellence Institute (MEI) strives to help improve all sectors of our communities and make Missouri and Kansas organizations more competitive in the global economy. Since 1992, MEI has helped hundreds of private and public sector organizations improve their performance and business results through the use of the Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria and the Missouri-Kansas Quality Award program.

Missouri and Kansas are leading the way in promoting performance excellence. Through concentrated efforts of support, sharing best practices, and continuous improvement, we affect the changes that we hope to see in our communities. This is why we developed the MEI Membership Program. Our members have access to discounts and tools, as well as a wealth of knowledge from experts in the Baldrige model, which can be used to help each member on his/her journey toward performance excellence.

“This is a wonderful model for further deploying the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence throughout the country and improving our national performance and competitiveness,” stated Harry S. Hertz, Director of the Baldrige National Quality Program.

Seize this opportunity to start your organization’s journey. Become a MEI member today! For questions or more information, please call MEI at 573-817-8310.

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Platinum-Level Organization Members:

Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions

Mid-America Transplant
2015 MBNQA Winner
2006, 2010, 2017 MQA Winner

Gold-Level Organization Members:

Citizens Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Foundation
3-Time MQA Recipient 2010, 2014, & 2018

Silver-Level Organization Members:

The University of Kansas Medical Center
Public Safety-KQA Recipient 2019

Bronze-Level Organization Members:

West Community Credit Union
MQA Recipient 2019

Individual Members

Gold-Level Individual Members:

James R. Williamson

Silver-Level Individual Members:

Tom Field
John P. Robb

Bronze-Level Individual Members:

Paul Doerrer
Craig H. Larson
Lynn Walker