October 29, 1997

UM Medical System Wins Senate Productivity Award; Maryland Quality Awards Also Presented

Baltimore, MD - October 29, 1997 - U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes today presented the 1997 Senate Productivity Award to the University of Maryland Medical System. They made the presentation at the Maryland Excellence Conference at Martin's West in Baltimore, sponsored by the Maryland Center for Quality & Productivity (part of the University of Maryland Business School) and its many co-sponsors.

In announcing the recipient, Senator Mikulski said: "I am pleased to recognize one of the leaders in our state and nation in health care; a major employer in the city of Baltimore; and an organization dedicated to healing, teaching, and discovering--the University of Maryland Medical System--as the winner of the 1997 U.S. Senate Productivity Award. The University of Maryland Medical System has met the challenges of health care by anticipating changes in the health care environment, actively managing costs while still providing high quality health care. It continues to be one of our nation's most respected academic medical centers."

Senators Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes sponsor the U.S. Senate Productivity Awards and Maryland Quality Awards. The Maryland Center for Quality & Productivity (MCQP) administers the awards programs. The awards honor Maryland organizations that have made significant progress in quality and productivity improvement within the categories of manufacturing, service, public sector/non-profit sector, small business, and education.

Dr. Thomas C. Tuttle, chair of the selection committee and MCQP director, announced the honorees for the 1997 Maryland Quality Awards at today's conference. There are no Gold Award recipients this year.


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch: employs 387 in Maryland; provides cash, check, and fiscal agency services to regional financial institutions; also provides economic education.

Johnson Controls, Patuxent River BOS Project: employs 156 people in Patuxent River, MD; provides support and base operations for the Naval Air Station Patuxent River's Public Works Division.

Lockheed Martin Aerostructures in Middle River, MD: employs more than 1,300 people in Maryland; designs and builds large engine thrust reversers for wide-body aircraft.

U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command at the Aberdeen Proving Ground: employs 1,400 people and is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Material Command, responsible for the U.S. Department of Defense's consolidated Chemical and Biological Defense Mission.


Kettering Middle School in Upper Marlboro, MD: a Prince George's County public school that employs 112 people and serves 1,295 students and their parents; Kettering Middle is a Communications and Academic Studies Magnet School.

Raytheon Logistics Support Depot in Annapolis Junction, MD: employs 103 people; provides integrated logistics support services to diverse NASA customers in a mission support environment.

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground: employs 770 people in Maryland; provides worldwide technical support for implementing preventive medicine, public health and health promotion/wellness services into all aspects of the active Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard.


U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Baltimore Field Division: employs 46 people; enforces the Federal firearms, explosive, arson, alcohol, and tobacco laws.

CHI Centers, Inc., in Silver Spring, MD: employs 275 people; provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

About the Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research for the digital economy. The school offers cross-functional study options in its six academic departments, which include accounting and information assurance; decision and information technologies; finance; logistics, business, and public policy; management and organization; and marketing. More information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business can be found at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu.


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