Several Wisconsin employers were recently honored with awards for excellence by Governor Jim Doyle and Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman. The companies received the Governor’s Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence. This coveted annual prize represents the state’s highest honor for excellence in organizational performance.
The winners of the Wisconsin Forward Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2007 are outstanding Wisconsin employers whose companies are models in healthcare and business management. In announcing the awards, Secretary Gassman praised the recipients, noting that these organizations “are committed to management excellence, have developed innovative strategies to address health care and business challenges, engage in proactive efforts to build a high-skilled workforce, and have demonstrated outstanding results.
These outstanding Wisconsin employers represent the best the state has to offer. Added Gassman,”These award winners demonstrate that an organization’s ongoing commitment to excellence can have long-term effects and lead to major gains in financial performance, patient care and safety, customer satisfaction and retention, and employee performance and involvement.”
Wisconsin Forward Award recipients will be presented with their award in a ceremony at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison on February 7, 2007. This year’s winners include the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints. Based in Racine, this is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 200,000 through a network of multi-specialty and primary care physician offices and a medical center operating on two campuses.
Also receiving a Wisconsin Forward Award is Runzheimer International of Waterford, Wisconsin. The firm is a management consulting company specializing in employee mobility, with services tailored to specifically meet the needs of 2,500 customers through four primary business lines of service: business vehicle, global mobility, government, and travel management.
Two other Wisconsin companies will also be honored with the prestigious Governor’s Awards for excellence at a presentation ceremony.