2016 Award Recipients

Excellence Award

  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville

Achievement Award

  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • TRICOR

Commitment Award

  • Cocke County Health Department
  • Erwin Utilities
  • Maury County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Health Department
  • Nashville General Hospital
  • NHC HealthCare, Springfield
  • PACCAR Engine Company Columbus, Mississippi
  • Stewart County Community Medical Center
  • Strata-G, LLC Knoxville
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Bureau of Administration
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Bureau of Environment
  • Tennessee Department of Human Resources
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Customer Delivery

Interest Recognition

  • Bedford and Marshall County Health Department
  • Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Parks and Conservation Bureau

Past Excellence Award Winners

*denotes recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

  • 2015: Pal's Business Excellence Institute, Kingsport
  • 2014: Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia
  • 2013: Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City
  • 2012: Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
  • 2011: No winner
  • 2010: CIGNA Government Services, Nashville
  • 2009: Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City
  • 2008: Caris Healthcare, Knoxville
  • 2007: Wellmont Health System, Kingsport
  • 2006: *Pal’s Sudden Service, Kingsport
  • 2005: Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City
  • 2003: Marie B. Williams, Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Founding Director (1993-2004) Honorary Excellence Award
  • 2002: John Deere Power Products, Greeneville; Tennessee Valley Authority Nuclear, Chattanooga
  • 2001: *Pal’s Sudden Service, Kingsport
  • 2000: Eaton Aeroquip-Gainesboro
  • 1999: *Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Nashville, Global Excellence; Memphis Light, Gas and Water
  • 1998: Baptist Health System of Knoxville; Fleetguard Inc., Nashville, Global Excellence
  • 1997: Eaton Corporation of Shelbyville; Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
  • 1996: Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., Morrison
  • 1995: Dr. Curt W. Reimann, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Founding Director (1987-1995), Honorary Excellence Award
  • 1994: Bristol Tennessee Electric System; *Federal Express Corporation Memphis Hub Operations, Memphis; Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation, Smyrna
  • 1993: *Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport; Philips Consumer Electronics Company, Knoxville

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