Best of State in Auditory Services

Timpanogos Hearing & Balance Awarded Best of State in Auditory Services

Timpanogos Hearing & Balance received a great honor – right in the middle of Better Hearing Month! For the fourth year in a row, we won the distinction of being named the Best of State in Auditory Services!

Many of our patients have asked us exactly what this award means. From the BestOfState.org site, here is a description of this award:

“The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. By recognizing excellence in our community and sharing examples of success and triumph in so many worthy endeavors, we hope all will be inspired to reach a little higher, to try a little harder, and to work a little smarter for our dreams and goals.

Best of State Criteria

The Best of State Judges are looking for individuals, businesses, and organizations that:

  • Excel in their endeavors
  • Use innovative approaches or methods
  • Contribute to a better quality of life in Utah”

They also say this about the judging process:

“When all applications are complete or at the end of the application deadline, more than 100 judges review the nominations. Each nomination is judged on its own merits and is not ranked against each other by the judges. Unlike many older judging processes, the Best of State judges perform their assignment(s) individually, away from the possible comments, persuasion or lobbying of other judges. This process is carefully overseen by the independent certified public accounting firm Gilbert & Stewart, P.C., which collects and tabulates the scores for accuracy.

After reviewing each nomination, judges assign numerical scores for each of the three judging criteria. Each nomination is judged on its own merits, and judges do not rank the applicants against each other. The paper ballots are mailed directly to the official Best of State accounting firm, Gilbert & Stewart, CPA, where scores are tabulated and the results are triple-checked for accuracy.”

We are very grateful to have won this award for the third time in a row. We believe it is due to our fabulous staff and patients. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success! Here’s to earning this award next year for a fifth time!

Those three criteria used to judge Best of State candidates are as follows:

  • (50%) Achievement in the field of endeavor.
    Best of State candidates demonstrate achievement and excellence in their fields of endeavor, producing superior results and outcomes. Evidence for this achievement may include—but is not limited to—recognition from peers, development of superior products, growth and expansion of their enterprise, and previous awards and competitions won.
  • (30%) Innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes.
    Best of State candidates differentiate themselves in positive ways from others within their field through innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes.
  • (20%) Contribution to the quality of life in Utah.
    Best of State candidates make Utah a better place. Community service, charitable contributions (financial or goods and services), family-friendly employment policies, environmentally sound practices or policies, increased employment opportunities, community beautification, education, contribution to a strong economy, and cultural contributions are just a few ways people and organizations make Utah a better place to live and work.

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