SWAE Award Recipients 2009 – 2018

Southwest Alliance For Excellence (SWAE) Award Recipients


Category Award for Excellence (Level 4)


Category 1 “Leadership” and Category 5 “Workforce”

City of Henderson, NV

Category 5 “Workforce”

Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, NV

Achievement Award (Level 3)

Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, AZ


Achievement Award (Level 3)

Nathan Adelson Hospice, Nevada

Commitment Award (Level 2)

Bristol Global Mobility, Arizona

Monetvista Hospital, Nevada

Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona

Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Arizona

Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona


Commitment Award (Level 2)

  • Deer Valley Unified School District, AZ

Category Award – Category 5 “Workforce”

  • Student Development Center of the LDS Business College

Interest Recognition (Level 1)

  • Nathan Adelson Hospice, NV
  • Medical Security Card Company, LLC

Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • University of Phoenix – “Admissions Intake Work Distribution Process”
  • University of Phoenix – “Office of Student Records Quality Control Process”
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center – “Reduction of Early Elective Deliveries”


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Arizona State Retirement System – “Online Member Statements”
  • Arizona State Retirement System – “Online Refund Process”
  • Deer Valley Unified School District, AZ – “Campus Improvement Plan”
  • University of Phoenix – “Prior Learning Assessment Professional Training Portfolio”
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center, AZ – “Reducing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: One Patient at a Time”

Pioneer Award for Excellence Recipient

  • City of Henderson, NV


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Deer Valley Unified School District – “Training New Certified Employees to Maintain a Continuous Improvement Culture”
  • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Banner Health – “Molecular Identification of Staphylococcus aureus from Positive Blood Cultures”
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – “Door to Balloon: 60 is the New 90”
  • Town of Gilbert Fire Department – “Electronic Patient Care Reporting”
  • University of Phoenix – “Official Online Degree Conferral Process”
  • University of Phoenix – “Transcript Acquisition Process”


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Banner Health – “Reducing Elective Deliveries Less than 39 Weeks”
  • Maricopa County Department of Transportation – “Pavement Management Program”
  • Rio Salado College – “Course Lifecycle Process”
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – “Nursing Units Storage Areas Standardization & Supply Scan”
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – “Pressure Ulcer Reduction Intensive Care Unit”
  • University of Phoenix – “Practitioner Doctoral Dissertation Review Process”
  • University of Phoenix – “Student Official Transcript Request Process”
  • University of Phoenix – “University Orientation Workshop”

Pioneer Award for Quality

  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Category Award for Excellence

  • Arrowhead Hospital, Category 4 – “Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management”


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Avnet Global Solutions Center – “5S Organizational Process”
  • Deer Valley Unified School District – “Utility Management Process”
  • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Boswell Medical Center Laboratory – “Improve Laboratory Turnaround Time for STAT Laboratory Tests for Emergency Department Patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center”
  • Maricopa County Adult Probation Department – “Adult Education Program”
  • Maricopa County Department of Transportation – “Scoreboard Measurement Process”
  • Rio Salado College – “Preserving Academic Integrity: Rio Salado’s Peer-to-Peer Plagiarism Detection System”
  • University of Phoenix – “Student Appeals Center”


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Banner Desert Medical Center – “Strategies to Eliminate the Progression of Severe Irreversible Sepsis”
  • The Boeing Company – Rotorcraft Division – Mesa – “Consumable Supply and Hand Tool Delivery Process”
  • The Boeing Company – Rotorcraft Division – Mesa – “Distribution Center Operations Flow and Cycle Time Reductions”
  • The Council on Chiropractic Education – “Site Team Academy Development”
  • Deer Valley Unified School District – “Hiring the Best”
  • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/ Banner Del Webb Medical Center Laboratory –
    “Emergency Department Urinalysis Testing turnaround Time”
  • Maricopa County Animal Care and Control – “Uno por Uno”
  • Maricopa County Correctional Health Services – “Centralized Medical Supply System”
  • Maricopa County Public Works Facilities Management Division – “Preventative Maintenance Process”
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance – “Monitoring Clinical Staff Production and Inventory”
  • University of Phoenix – “Online Faculty Certification Process”

Pioneer Award for Quality

  • Scottsdale Healthcare


Showcase in Excellence Awards

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department – “Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Process”
  • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Baywood Medical Center Laboratory –
    “Advancing Patient  Safety Through Order to Collection of STAT Testing”
  • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona / Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory –
    “Turn Around Time on Emergent Lab Specimens”
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – “Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient”
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – “Care of the High Risk Maternal and Neonatal Population”
  • University of Phoenix – “Program Development Process”