WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) -- The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology is pleased to announce the naming of four organizations as the recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence.
The winners in this, the 25th anniversary year of the award, represent four different sectors, one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital.
This year, North Mississippi Health Services of Tupelo is a recipient in the health care category.
The primary hospital of North Mississippi Health Services, North Mississippi Medical Center, won its own Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the health care category.
The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients-listed with their category-are:
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing)
MESA Products Inc., Tulsa, Okla. (small business)
North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, Miss. (health care)
City of Irving, Irving, Texas (nonprofit)