Created: 04/17/2014 11:14 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 News) -- Cardinal of Minnesota, located in Rochester, celebrated a big award today.
The company, which serves clients with developmental disabilities, has been awarded the highest level of recognition by the Performance Excellence Network.
Cardinal's Director of Operations says the recognition is really a validation of many years of improvement efforts.
"Other than us and one other organization, the level of recognition hasn't been given in 15 years, so for us, this is a really big deal," Director of Operations Michael Garner said. "And it really helps us validate that our mission to provide a safe, happy living environment for our clients is being carried out and we're improving in those areas."
Cardinal serves nearly 135 clients in 38 homes throughout Minnesota, including 25 in the Rochester area.