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Leonard named an examiner for Baldrige quality award

Steven Leonard

Steven Leonard, vice president of operations optimization and innovation at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury, has been appointed by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology to the 2011 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. 

He will evaluate applications for the award, which is the highest national recognition for performance excellence a U.S. organization can receive. 

Leonard was director and then executive director of operational performance improvement at Peninsula Regional until becoming vice president this year. He had been a consultant for the medical center while a senior consultant for Premier Inc. 

Leonard also has worked as a senior health care consultant/project manager for Marsh, Curington, & Co. 

Steven Leonard

Education: Bachelor’s in finance and management. Master’s of Business Administration. 

Resides in: Salisbury, Md. 

Daily commute: 8 minutes – 2 stop signs and a couple of traffic lights. 

Recent vacation: Disney in Orlando. 

Hobbies: Running and martial arts; plus anything else my kids want to do. 

Favorite books: The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

Most recently read: Re-read “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” with the kids in preparation for the last movie. 

Favorite food: Chocolate (does that count as a food?) 

Favorite quotation (among many): “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” — Ronald Reagan