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!
Announcement: The SCQF is accepting Examiner applications NOW!
Self Regional Hospital wins the 2018 S.C. Governor's Quality Award!!
The Medical University of S.C. (MUSC) Health wins the 2018 Governor's Quality Award Program Gold Award!
Mr. Kin Hill, CEO of Charleston Water System, wins the 2018 Milliken Medal of Quality!
Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria is available for the following business sectors:
Baldrige award winners have seen drastic efficiency and effectiveness improvements in:
Customer satisfaction of 95% or higher for 4 years...
19% annual improvement rate in overall employee engagement...
15-fold annual improvements in cost savings from supply-chain efforts...
More than $7.5 million annual cost savings from implementing innovative ideas...
20% annual cost savings from energy conservation improvements for 3 years
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.