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Mr. Paul Grizzell

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

  • Name: Paul Grizzell
  • City/State of Residence: Woodbury, MN
  • Email address: paul.grizzell@corevaluespartners.com
  • Preferred phone number: 651.735.7716
  • Cell phone:  651.792.5149

CURRENT ROLE(S) in ASQ/ASQHCD: 

  • Senior Member
  • Chair Membership Committee of Health Care Division

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  • Current position:
    • Core Values Partners, Inc. 2009 – present: President Independent consulting firm that helps organizations focus, align, and accelerate their performance excellence efforts through effective use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence Model
  • Previous positions:
    • Studer Group – Baldrige Coach – 2005-2009
    • Xcel Energy – Performance Excellence Manager – 2004-2005
    • Medtronic – Business Excellence Manager – 2000-2004
    • Stratis Health – Director – Consulting Services – 1998-2000
    • BlueCross BlueShield of MN – 1996-1998

EDUCATION:

  • University: Oral Roberts University, BS – Marketing 1974
  • Graduate School: Oklahoma State University – MBA, Finance and Marketing 1984

SPECIAL SKILLSETS:

  • Alumni Examiner – Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (11 years)
  • MN Council for Quality – Examiner, Team Lead
  • Judge, Baldrige-based programs:  American Health Care Association (AHCA), MN Council for Quality, IL Performance Excellence Award, and US Army Communities of Excellence

BOOKS YOU HAVE WRITTEN:

Co-Author – Insights to Performance Excellence in Health Care – An Inside Look at the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence – published by ASQ

Contributing Author – Insights to Performance Excellence – An Inside Look at the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence – published by ASQ

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: ASQ, Minnesota Council for Quality, very active in Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program, Licensed Advisor – European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)

INTERESTS / Hobbies / Sports:

My family (my wife Janice and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary this year, a daughter Ashleigh, 26, works for Ipsos, a marketing research firm in Chicago, and son Nicholas, 22, is a Financial Analyst at Ecolab), reading, travel

Wilderness canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of NE Minnesota

Best Book You have ever read:

The Singing Wilderness – Sigurd Olson – not health care related, but impactful to me

Jim Collins books, especially “Good to Great” and “Why the Mighty Fall”

Why You Joined ASQ:

Initially joined as a career search method.  Continue to join for the resources available and the learning that I gain.

Why You joined the HCD:

Increase knowledge of healthcare initially as I was in a health care connected field for the first time.  Continue to join for the networking contacts.

What You Would Like To accomplish in the HCD:

Help make HCD a knowledge resource for all health care and affiliated professionals.  Be a resource that helps drive excellence in health care.

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