The Washington State Quality Award is the premier award for organizational excellence in the state. Below are the distinguished recipients of this award. Press Releases



Year Recipients
2013 Del Norte Credit Union - Leadership Level

MultiCare Health System - Leadership Level

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital - Achievement Level

King County Department of Assessments - Commitment Level


MultiCare Health System - Leadership Level

Whitewater Creek - Commitment Level

2010 MultiCare Health System - Leadership Level

Qualis Health- Leadership Level

Division of Child Support- Achievement Level

PAML- Achievement Level

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center-Achievement Level

Pullman Regional Hospital- Achievement Level

2008 The WA State Transportation Improvement Board- Achievement Level
DSHS Region 4 Customer Service Center- Leadership Level

Lynden School District #504 - Commitment Level
Region 4 Customer Service Center Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, ESA, DSHS- Commitment Level
Washington State Department of Revenue- Achievement Level
Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings - Achievement Level
Kent Public Works Operations - Achievement Level
City of Bellevue- Achievement Level
Highline Medical Center- Achievement Level

2006 University of Washington Medical Center - Leadership Level
Franciscan Health System - Leadership Level
Richland School District- Achievement Level
Qualis Health- Achievement Level
2005 City of Kent, Finance - Commitment Level
City of Kent, Public Works Engineering - Commitment Level
Providence Centralia Health Care - Achievement Level
Schweitzer Engineering - Achievement Level
Wenatchee School District- Achievement Level
2004 Dri-Eaz Products, Inc. -2004 WSQA Leadership Level
Swedish Medical Center - 2004 WSQA Leadership Level
University of Washington Medical Center - 2004 WSQA Achievement Level
City of Kent Public Works Operations
- 2004 WSQA Achievement Level
Lynden School District #504 - 2004 WSQA Certificate of Commitment
Richland School District - 2004 WSQA Certificate of Commitment
2003 The Boeing Company, Derivative Airplane Programs - 2003 Leadership Level
City of Kent Public Works Operations - 2003 Achievement Level
Richland School District #400 - 2003 Certificate of Commitment
2002 Dri-Eaz Products, Inc. - 2002 WSQA Achievement Level
Providence Centralia Hospital - 2002 WSQA Achievement Level
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. - 2002 WSQA Achievement Level
2001 NAVSEA Keyport - 2001 WSQA Leadership Level
Dri-Eaz Products, Inc. - 2001 WSQA Achievement Level
2000 Korry Electronics - 2000 WSQA Award
Motoring Services Auto Repair, Inc. - 2000 WSQA Award
Washington State Health Care Financing Authority - 2000 WSQA Certificate of Merit
1999 Bellevue Community Service Office, DSHS - 1999 WSQA Certificate of Merit
1998 Medtronic Physio-Control - 1998 WSQA Award
1997 Physio-Control Corporation - 1997 WSQA Certificate of Merit
Solectron Washington, Inc. - 1997 WSQA Certificate of Merit
1996 VIOX Corporation - 1996 WSQA Award
Studio 904, Inc. - 1996 WSQA Certificate of Merit
1995 Johnson Controls World Services - 1995 WSQA Award
1994 62nd Airlift Wing USAF(AW) - 1994 WSQA Certificate of Merit
Johnson Controls World Services - 1994 WSQA Certificate of Merit
VIOX Corporation - 1994 WSQA Certificate of Merit



Lite Applicants

Organizations Embarking on the Path of Excellence through the Submission of a Lite Application


Organization Year Applied Sector Contact Name Contact Email
King County Housing 2014 Public Jon Hoskins
Spokane Catholic Charities 2014 Public John Fisher
SHARE 2014 Public Amy Reynolds
CAC of Whitman Co 2014 Public Jeff Guyett
Benton-Franklin CAC 2014 Public Judith Gidley
BMAC 2014 Public    
Kitsap Community Resources 2014 Public Larry Eyer  
Vancouver Housing 2014 Public    

Opportunity Council

2014 Public    
Opportunities Industrialization Center 2014 Public    
Plymouth Housing Group 2013 Public    
Skagit Community Action 2013 Public Bill Henkel
Housing Hope
Office of Insurance Commissioner
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners
King County Housing Authority
Captiol Hill Housing
Housing Authority of Snohomish County
Washington Housing Equity Alliance
Washington State Department of Information Services   Public Kelly Bradley
Pullman Regional Hospital   Health Scott Adams
Washington State Department of General Administration   Public Kathy McComb
Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals   Public Charles McCullough
Longview School District   Education Dr. Nicholas D. Seaver
Washington State Housing Finance Commission   Public Kim Herman
Office of Administrative Hearings   Public Barb Cleveland
Washington State Division of Child Support   Public David Johnson
WA State Department of Ecology   Public Dee Ragsdale
Lake Washington Technical College   Education Dr. Ray Nadolny, PhD.
WA State Department of Community, Trade and Economical Development   Public David Rogers
WA State Department of Retirement Systems   Public Marcie Frost
WA State Trade and Convention Center   Public Linda Willanger
Washington's Lottery   Public John Craighill
Office of the Insurance Commissioner   Public Shirley Bayon
WA State Healthcare Authority   Public Kelly Foster
WA State Department of Health   Public Susan Ramsey
City of Federal Way, Management Services   Public Mary McDougal
WA State Adult Protective Services   Public Samantha Asbjornsen
WA Utilities and Transportation Commission   Public David Rogers
WA State Liquor Control Board   Public Edmon Lee
WA State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency   Public Cyndy Putscher
Washington State University   Higher Ed Jane Sherman
WA State Investment Board   Public Liz Mendizabal
The Evergreen State College   Higher Ed Holly Joseph
WA State Gambling Commission   Public Tom Means
WA State School for the Deaf   Education Charles McCarthy
WA State Department of Labor and Industries   Public Beth Hoffman
WA State Department of Financial Institutions   Public Gloria Papiez
Multi-Service Center   Public Dini Duclos
WA State Department of Corrections   Public Kevin Bovenkamp