APA Center for Organizational Excellence: National Winners

The Awards

APA's 2013 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Four organizations were selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s 2013 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.

2013 Winners

Click on the links below to read more about the 2013 Winners.

Large For-Profit Category

Puerto RicoTriple-S is the leading managed care organization in Puerto Rico with a portfolio that includes complementary businesses involving life, property and casualty insurance. As an organization dedicated to the health of its customers, Triple-S has a vested interest in ensuring the physical and psychological health of its employees, as well. But the healthy culture at Triple-S reaches far beyond cost savings. On climate surveys, an overwhelming majority of employees report enjoying their work and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

Hawaii – At the architectural and engineering firm of Bowers + Kubota Consulting, employees are widely dispersed throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. But they're always together in spirit, thanks to B+K's strong sense of family. The owners of B+K value meeting and getting to know each and every employee and their families personally. It is a win-win situation for all; engaged employees result in higher productivity and the quality service they provide keeps current clients happy and even attracts new accounts. Read more

Not-For-Profit Category

Delaware – The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, part of the Christiana Care Health System, a major teaching hospital and one of the country’s largest health care providers, features some of the world’s most advanced medical technology, onsite research laboratories and an array of services for the diagnosis and treatment of more than 30 types of cancer. The center’s leadership, policies and procedures have fostered a highly skilled and committed staff who maintain a professional culture in which patients come first. Read more

Government/Military/Educational Institution Category

HawaiiTripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) supports 264,000 local active-duty and retired military personnel, their families and veteran beneficiaries. TAMC’s Department of Psychology was recognized by the American Psychological Association as a Best Practices Honoree in 2011. Since then, TAMC’s hospital and its leaders have amplified their efforts toward fitness, overall wellness and resiliency across all departments. A robust collection of TAMC programs motivates both military and civilian personnel to high levels of performance and service, making Tripler the top-rated Army Medical Center in Army Medical Command for performance measures focused on cost, access and quality of care. Read more

"This is not pie in the sky; this is about the bottom line. Building psychologically healthy workplaces isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do."

The Honorable Alexis M. Herman
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor