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The South Carolina Quality Forum was established in 1991 to recognize and encourage improvements in quality and competitiveness by organizations throughout South Carolina.  The SC Quality Forum uses the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program to accomplish this mission.

Baldrige Quality is making SC competitive!

Major Announcements:

The SC Quality Forum has partnered with the The Quality Texas Foundation, one of the largest programs in the nation for examiner training and application evaluation   Email: for information.  Visit 

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The Medical University of South Carolina wins the Governor's Quality Award!!

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Pelham Medical Center wins the Silver Achiever Award!


9Round Fitness wins the Bronze Achiever Award!


Announcement: Get the training you need to lead your organization!  

Examiner and Leadership Training is offered via our partnership with the Quality Texas Foundation.

Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria is available for the following business sectors:


Baldrige 20|20

Baldrige award winners have seen drastic efficiency and effectiveness improvements in:
Customer satisfaction of 95% or higher for 4 years...

Customer -

19% annual improvement rate in overall employee engagement... 

Workforce -

15-fold annual improvements in cost savings from supply-chain efforts...

Operations -

More than $7.5 million annual cost savings from implementing innovative ideas...

Strategy -

20% annual cost savings from energy conservation improvements for 3 years 

Environment -

The S.C. Governor's Quality Award

Historically presented by the Governor of the State of South Carolina, the South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award recognizes organizations who achieve excellent performance in developing, implementing and deploying a quality management system based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria.

Award recipients are recognized as leaders and role models to those within their business sector, State, and the U.S.  All award recipients are recognized and celebrated at the annual South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award Conference.  Receipt of this prestigious award is a monumental step in an organization's quality journey towards the pinnacle of quality awards - The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. 

The SC Quality Forum independently oversees the Governor's Quality Award process.


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