APA Center for Organizational Excellence: National Winners

The Awards

APA's 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Eight organizations were selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. These employers have implemented a comprehensive set of workplace practices that foster employee well-being and enhance organizational performance. These organizations represent the very best from among the award winners recognized by our affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations.

Nominees for APA’s award were selected from the pool of previous local Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners and submitted for consideration by the psychological association in the state, province or territory in which the company is located. Following a competitive evaluation and judging process, the top candidates were selected for recognition by the American Psychological Association.

2011 Winners

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Large Not-For-Profit Category

Virginia – In the technology arena, where intellectual capital is a company’s most important asset, The MITRE Corporation stands out as a leader that successfully recruits, develops and retains a high quality workforce. MITRE has become a sought-after workplace, with a reputation for celebrating individualism while fostering a collaborative community, bringing together the best minds and skills to produce creative IT solutions. Read more

Medium Not-For-Profit Category

OregonKaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (CHR) Northwest is a professionally independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving individual health and informing health policy. CHR-Northwest’s affiliation with Kaiser Permanente and its electronic medical-record system of 8.6 million members presents a wealth of research opportunities. A roster of scientists and strong academic and community partnerships promote diverse research in a setting that fosters collegiality and support for scientific inquiry. Read more

Small Not-For-Profit Category

New HampshireNortheast Delta Dental (NEDD) specializes in the administration of dental programs for individuals and companies in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. NEDD’s strength as a psychologically healthy workplace is based on a foundation of organizational values—communication, quality, integrity and teamwork. Read more

Government/Military/Educational Institution Category

TexasThe City of Grand Prairie is dedicated to making a difference in the community and ensuring that employees thrive. The city’s mission is to “create raving fans by delivering world-class service.” Employees embrace and exhibit this philosophy organization- and city-wide because they know that their work improves quality of life, builds pride and makes Grand Prairie a healthy place to live, work, play and visit. Read more

Large For-Profit Category

TennesseeFirst Horizon is a premier financial services company dating back to 1864. One of the top 50 bank holding companies in the United States, it is known for exceptional customer service and a deep commitment to its people. The strong relationships it forges with customers and employees have garnered the company recognition as an employer of choice. Read more

Medium For-Profit Category

Puerto Rico – As a full-service hospital located in the capital city of San Juan, San Jorge Children’s Hospital is as committed to the health and well-being of its employees and their families as it is to the young patients it serves. Programs and initiatives set in motion over the past several years have resulted in a workplace that fosters health and safety while placing a premium on professional growth. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

PennsylvaniaeXude Benefits Group creates custom employee health and wellness programs for companies, so needless to say this organization knows a thing or two about building an environment where employees thrive. Employees benefit from eXude’s enthusiasm—whether it’s in the form of Gong Sessions, a retreat to explore and work toward their aspirations, or the company’s open vacation policy. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

ArkansasCross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus (CGWG) attorneys practice across three offices in Little Rock, Fort Smith and Fayetteville. With more than 200 years of cumulative experience, CGWG attorneys combine legal expertise with practical hands-on knowledge of business operations to serve their clients in industries including banking, manufacturing, health care, retail and hospitality. Since its inception, the firm has maintained a consistent focus on creating a healthy place to work. Read more

"Winning this award has validated the hard work all our staff put into their work every day. In an industry that has high staff burnout and turnover and is usually in the press for failing, Green Chimneys strives to change that paradigm. We celebrate our successes and learn from our failures."

Joseph A. Whalen
Executive Director
Green Chimneys