CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource®, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, has been awarded the prestigious Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) Peak Performance Award. The award is the highest level awarded by RMPEx and recognizes an organization with the expertise to apply for the National Baldridge Award. Since the RMPEx program was established in 2000, only eight companies have received the top honor.
The Peak Award is presented to applicants demonstrating role-model results, systematic and mature approaches, effective deployment, process learning and process integration. In addition to providing a written application to RMPEx, AlloSource staff members from all departments participated in a site visit with the RMPEx examiner team.
"Working towards this milestone has been an invaluable experience because it helped AlloSource achieve a new level of growth and success through our business system improvements," said Thomas Cycyota, president and CEO of AlloSource. "Receiving this designation is an incredible honor and we look forward to the next challenge of the national Baldridge program."
RMPEx is dedicated to helping organizations improve performance and achieve results. The awards program recognizes companies across varied industries in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming for performance excellence achievements. RMPEx offers four levels of award participation; the highest level is the Peak Performance Award, followed by the Timberline Performance Award, the Foothills Performance Award, and the High Plains Recognition Award. AlloSource received the Timberline Performance Award in 2013, the Foothills Performance Award in 2010 and the High Plains Recognition Award in 2009.
"Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence is pleased to have the opportunity to recognize AlloSource for its effective application of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to processes such as product innovation, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and talent management," said Jim Walker, Award Program Director for RMPEx.
In addition to AlloSource, Donor Alliance, one of AlloSource's founding organizations, and Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska also received the 2015 Peak Award.
AlloSource is one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue networks in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing. For more than 20 years, AlloSource's products have bridged the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells, offering life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care procedures. As the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help heal severe burns, AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and service to its growing network of surgeons, partners, and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.