CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, has been awarded the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) Timberline Performance Award during a ceremony held today. The award recognizes AlloSource's demonstration of systematic approach, deployment integration and learning to key work systems, innovation and improvement.
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 High Plains Recognition Award in 2009 and the Foothills Performance Award in 2010.
"This Timberline recognition is another milestone in our performance excellence journey and confirms our dedication to examining new opportunities for improvement," said Thomas Cycyota, President and CEO of AlloSource. "We look forward to taking the invaluable feedback gathered during this process and using it to grow our employees and our business, so we can honor the gift of tissue donation to the fullest."
In addition to AlloSource, the City of Ft. Collins and Sky Ridge Medical Center also received the 2013 Timberline Performance Award. The Timberline Performance Award is for companies with RMPEx experience that are familiar with the criteria and prepared for a detailed discussion about learning, approach, deployment and integration of processes. In addition to providing a written application to RMPEx, AlloSource staff members from several departments participated in a site visit with the RMPEx examiner team.
"AlloSource has steadily improved through hard work and relentless dedication to the Baldrige framework," said Kim Griffiths, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence. "We are honored to present them with the Timberline Award and value them as a Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence sponsor."
AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. As the world's leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country with more than 400 employees. It is the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts and delivers unparalleled expertise and customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. As one of the leading innovators in maximizing tissue donation with the goal of offering optimal solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, AlloSource is recognized by the medical community for its ability to process and provide high quality tissue. 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.
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