National Quality Institute’s Stan Murray (second from right) was in Saskatoon for an NQI Progressive Excellence Program (NQI PEP)Level Three training seminar June 6-7. While in Saskatoon he presented Vice President of People Strategies Bonnie Blakley with a commemorative certificate signifying Saskatoon Health Region attained a NQI PEP Level Two certification.

According to NQI, Level Two builds on the foundation of a commitment to workplace excellence. The Region shows a wide understanding of the approach to excellence and demonstrates improvement and good results in several key areas. The next step, Level Three, where Murray believes the Region is headed, demonstrates wide implementation of a strategic focus on excellence through understanding and application of NQI criteria, with positive results achieved in all key areas.

The Region will be applying for Level Three certification in late 2011 or early 2012.