HSHS St. Francis Hospital Announced as a 2017 Silver Award Recipient for Progress Toward Excellence by the ILPEx Recognition Program

Peoria, IL – (January 10, 2018) The ILPEx Recognition Program has announced HSHS St. Francis Hospital of Litchfield, IL as a recipient of the 2017 ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence. HSHS St. Francis will be formally honored at the annual award ceremony and recognition dinner on February 22, 2018, at the Hyatt Lodge at Hamburger University located in Oak Brook, IL.

“Congratulations to our team at HSHS St. Francis Hospital,” said Kevin Seely, HSHS St. Francis Hospital president and CEO. “The ILPEx Award application process and on-site interview sessions provides us a way to compare what we are doing with high-performing organizations. Our physicians and colleagues are always working toward continuous quality improvements and are committed to providing excellent care for our patients. We are very proud to have been acknowledged for our efforts and for being awarded the 2017 ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence.”

The ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence is granted to those organizations who demonstrate effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the overall requirements of most Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence criteria items and are aligned with organizational needs. The organization must show key approaches are beginning to be systematically evaluated and improved and results are reported that demonstrate improvement trends and/or good performance for areas important to the accomplishment of the organization’s mission.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Illinois offers a full range of health care services including an advanced surgery center; cancer care center; imaging for diagnostic purposes; and physical, cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, St. Francis is the only hospital in the two county area providing maternity services. The hospital is a member of Hospital Sisters Health System and is located halfway between St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois.

“Following their receipt of the 2016 ILPEx Bronze Award, the team at HSHS St. Francis truly engaged all aspects of the organization in their continued commitment to organizational excellence,” said Ben Krupowicz, Executive Director of the ILPEx Recognition Program. “They clearly took the feedback to heart and made their pursuit of excellence a priority. The dedication of their people focused upon the St. Francis pledge to excellent patient care has created a winning culture as evidenced by their 2017 award application.”

The 2017 ILPEx Board of Examiners – comprised of 41 experts in business, education, health care and government – volunteered over 9,000 hours assessing each applicant in seven categories: leadership; strategy; customer engagement; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results. The ILPEx Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the ILPEx Awards for Excellence recognition cycle and determining recognition levels for each applicant. The panel is composed of experts selected from all industry sectors and geographic regions across the state of Illinois.

Since 1994, there have been 275 ILPEx Award for Excellence applications and approximately 1,550 examiners, representing over 160,000 hours of work, resulting in appropriately $7.4 million in volunteered time – all to make Illinois organizations more competitive, create jobs, and improve communities. As your preferred resource for growth and enterprise excellence, IMEC also offers training and support to help you address the Baldrige Criteria from leadership to results.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by the ILPEx Recognition Program, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 888-806-4632.

For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.


About the ILPEx Recognition Program (IMEC)

IMEC leverages the Baldrige Excellence Framework as a foundation for driving organizational improvement and innovation across the state of Illinois. By providing a range of hands-on, goal-oriented solutions in the areas of leadership; strategy; customer engagement; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; operations; and workforce, IMEC leads organizations in their mission to improve business results and to create sustainable competitive futures. Through the ILPEx Recognition Program, IMEC celebrates the organizations committed to achieving enterprise excellence and sets them apart as a true class of distinction.

IMEC Media Contact:
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St. Francis Media Contact:
Rebecca Bishop
Marketing Manager