Picker to vie for Malcolm Baldrige award

December 18, 1996

Picker International is planning to compete for the Malcolm BaldrigeNational Quality Award, according to spokesperson Mike Peterson.The award was won for the first time by a medical imaging companywhen ADAC Laboratories took the prize in the

Picker International is planning to compete for the Malcolm BaldrigeNational Quality Award, according to spokesperson Mike Peterson.The award was won for the first time by a medical imaging companywhen ADAC Laboratories took the prize in the manufacturing categoryin October (SCAN 10/23/96).

Picker has had a total quality management process in placesince 1990, and decided to compete for the Malcolm Baldrige awardearlier this year by implementing a multiyear program of self-assessmentsand quality improvement, Peterson said. The Cleveland companyannounced its intentions in its annual report, published lastmonth. Picker hopes to apply for the award in four to five years.