About Us

NWHPEC represents a cross-section of Oregon and SW Washington businesses interested in the sharing and dissemination of information regarding continuous improvement.

NWHPEC’s mission is to provide a forum for education and the exchange of information regarding continuous improvement of practices and processes of enterprises in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Our Value Proposition: We believe that in order to grow and develop your people and your business, it’s important to surround yourself with others who are experiencing the same journey or have walked a similar path.  Over the years, we’ve found that people genuinely want to share their experiences and help others. NWHPEC provides a community where people come to connect, collaborate, and learn together.

Our learning experiences focus on four operating patterns: Deploying Strategy, Igniting Innovation, Developing People, and Solving Problems.  NWHPEC strives to create learning experiences connected to these operating patterns through education, practice, and support.  Our consortium has over 45 member companies from a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, food processing, and manufacturing.  Our diverse backgrounds provide great opportunities for benchmarking within and outside of our own industries. 

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NWHPEC’s Operating Pattern

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