Recently, a senior member of the construction team was quoted as saying, “Team members continue to say that they will never get to work on a project this great again. To many this is truly a career project.” As the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton draws near a close, the team has already been recognized for their extraordinary efforts and achievements on this project. Just recently, they were awarded a Design Build Institute of America award for project excellence for their amazing work in progress.
In addition, California Council for Excellence (CCE) announced, Nov. 15, 2011 Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital Replacement Project team was selected for a 2011 California Team Excellence Award (CTEA). The competition seeks out and recognizes teams across all industries and sectors that have made deliberate process improvements to achieve significant results for their organizations.
As a result of the top-selection, the team will represent the state in the International Team Excellence Awards competition, which will culminate at the 2012 American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference for Quality and Improvement in Anaheim, Calif., in May 2012.
“This accomplishment not only marks the first time that a Navy team has earned the top score for this state competition, but also one of the very few times that a construction project team gets recognized as a ‘process improvement’ team,” said Lt. Cmdr. Stephen T. Padhi, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest assistant resident officer in charge of construction for Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. “Building ‘High Performing Teams’ has been a main focus area for NAVFAC, and this marks a significant milestone along that path. Together with Navy medicine and our contract partners at Clark/McCarthy and HDR, we are honored to represent the state in such a prominent industry forum on an international level.”
CTEA recipients will be formally honored at CCE’s 18th Annual Best Practices and Awards Conference, “Celebrating Excellence 2012,” at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel, in Anaheim, May 1 – 2. Founded in 1992, CCE is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to helping California-based organizations achieve world-class results through the principles and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The organization oversees programs such as CAPE™ and CTEA, as well as the Governor’s Award for Excellence and the United States Productivity Award. This project has been facilitated by Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group.