Carestream award

Dec. 22, 2011
Carestream Health's computed radiography organization in Yokneam, Israel, recognized with award that is presented by Israeli Minister of Industry and Trade.

ATLANTA, Georgia--Carestream Health has received the National Quality and Excellence Award from the Israeli government for its achievements and continuous improvement in the area of computed radiography.

This award—honoring the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin—is one of the most prestigious awards of its kind in Israel, and recognizes Israeli organizations for excellence and a commitment to quality. The competitive application process and evaluation is sponsored by the Prime Minister’s Office and managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the National Institute of Standards, and the Israeli Society for Quality.

The Israeli National Quality and Excellence Award is based on U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award established by the U.S. Congress, and is awarded annually by the President of the Unites States. Carestream applied for the Israeli award at the beginning of 2011 and went through an evaluation process by an independent board of examiners in seven areas:

* Leadership
* Strategic planning
* Customer focus
* Measurement, analysis and knowledge management
* Workforce focus
* Process management; and
* Results

The National Quality and Excellence Award recognizes the achievements of Carestream’s Israeli organization that is responsible for designing and developing the company’s line of tabletop CR systems that enable medical professionals to acquire patient X-ray images digitally.

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Israel has created an environment that has helped nurture many successful health care and technology companies, including Carestream’s Yokneam team.

Carestream manufactures CR systems in multiple locations worldwide and supplies these CR systems for use in clinics, imaging centers, and specialty markets such as orthopedics, veterinary, and dentistry. These CR units are some of the most versatile and flexible compact digital X-ray systems available.

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