AlloSource Recognized for Continuous Performance Improvement

Company receives Foothills Award from 2010 Colorado Performance Excellence Organization

Oct 21, 2010, 11:00 ET from AlloSource

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, today announced its receipt of the Foothills Award from Colorado Performance Excellence (CPEx), a statewide non-profit that helps organizations improve performance and achieve results.

CPEx, now in its ninth year, is dedicated to enabling Colorado organizations to evolve and succeed through the effective application of the principles and practices embodied in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  The Foothills application included questions that evaluated AlloSource's approach to processes and systems.  The award is then presented to those applicants that have been judged to demonstrate systemic approaches to the criteria questions.

Last year, AlloSource received the High Plains Recognition, which honors organizations for self assessment and beginning the performance excellence journey.

"Our mission is to honor the gift of donation, and responsibly develop, process and distribute life-saving and life-enhancing, human tissue. We take this responsibility very seriously, which is why we are constantly focused on self improvement and providing only the highest level of quality to our medical partners and the brave donor families who make our work possible," said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource President and CEO. "We are proud to have achieved the Foothills Performance Award, and look forward to achieving further awareness and improvements through pursuing the next two levels of CPEx."

CPEx is a Colorado 501c3 non-profit organization based upon the Malcolm Baldrige National Program for Performance Excellence. Forty five states have similar programs. More information about CPEx is available at:

About AlloSource

AlloSource delivers powerful possibilities to the medical community, patients and donor families. AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in a host 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 become one of the largest and most respected tissue networks in the country. It is also the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes. AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and responsive customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. AlloSource is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and operates in Centennial, CO. For more information, visit

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