On December 16, 2010, Heartland Health President and CEO Mark Laney, MD, Heartland Health Chairman of the Board of Directors Alfred Purcell and Team Heartland caregivers made the trip to Washington, D.C., to receive the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This prestigious award is the nation's highest presidential honor awarded to organizations for quality and organizational performance excellence. Vice President of the United States Joe Biden was there to hand out this amazing honor.
Receiving this award is a reflection of the countless hours, commitment and passion our caregivers have dedicated to making Heartland Health a trusted, nationally recognized organization. This accomplishment represents years of focused and disciplined effort to provide our community with the vision to be the best and safest place in America to receive health care and life a healthy and productive life.