Who we are
Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) is a regional program affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Volunteers comprise the Board of Directors, Panel of Judges, Board of Examiners, Mentors and others. Our 200+ volunteers partner with healthcare organizations, manufacturers, government agencies, schools, small and large businesses and non-profits to help them improve overall performance using the renowned national Baldrige Excellence Framework and leading continuous improvement tools. Additionally, PENW now provides all services previously provided by Washington State Quality Award (WSQA).