Tidelands Health leader honored by Baldrige Program

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Published on August 05, 2015

Tidelands Health leader honored by Baldrige Program

Aug. 5, 2015


Theresa Trivette, MSN, RN, associate vice president in Tidelands Health’s Office of Transformation, has been honored by the prestigious Baldrige Program for her service on the program’s board of examiners for the past two years. 


Trivette joined Tidelands Health in 2012 and is responsible for setting quality strategies and initiatives and oversees health information management services for Tidelands Health.


The Baldrige Program, which is named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th U.S. secretary of commerce, is the nation’s top public/private program dedicated to performance excellence for U.S. organizations.


“Being on a team of leading experts in quality and performance excellence from many different industries
around the globe has been invaluable for learning what’s possible for innovation in all of our fields of work,” Trivette said. “I am excited to be able to deploy the knowledge and experience gained in this program to continue to help Tidelands Health deliver highly reliable, high-quality health care to our community.” 


Examiners are chosen after a rigorous selection process and attend training at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Rockville, Md. Examiners have responsibility for evaluating applications for the prestigious Baldrige Award, the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. The Baldrige Award is given annually to as many as 18 organizations nationwide by the president of the United States.


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.