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County honors top programs

Cites $239 million in savings

Posted: October 15, 2010 11:26 a.m.
Updated: October 15, 2010 1:30 p.m.

The County of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission's 24th annual Productivity and Quality Awards Program, "Winning with Teamwork," will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Patrick Healy, award-winning reporter for NBC4's "Channel 4 News" will host the event.

The commission will present the top awards to the county's most creative and innovative programs. The coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Eagle Awards will be announced at the event. These honored programs are models of excellence in public service.

These projects report a remarkable total of $239,883,365 in estimated annual cost benefits. Service excellence and cost efficiencies continue to grow through the dedication and hard work of our County managers and employees. Their efforts help ensure the delivery of needed services.

Dedicated county managers are recognized for creating, improving, and measuring outcomes of programs that impact the quality of life in the County of Los Angeles.

The top ten winning programs include:

Office of District Attorney with Department of Children and Family Services and Sheriff's Department

Countywide Address Management System (CAMS)
Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk with Internal Services Department, Chief Information Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Regional Planning, and Assessor

Efficiency Now! Initiative
Department of Parks and Recreation

Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System
Chief Information Office with Sheriff's Department

"The Speed Team" - Materials Processing Group
County Public Library

Felony Training Program
Office of Public Defender

Countywide Response to H1N1 Influenza
Department of Public Health with the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Department of Health Services, and Sheriff's Department

Coroner's Organ and Tissue Donation Program
Department of Coroner

General Relief to Social Security Income Project
Department of Public Social Services with Chief Executive Office, Department of Mental Health, Department of Health Services and Department of Public Health

When One is One Too Many - CABSIs in the NICU
Department of Health Services, Harbor-UCLA


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