APA Center for Organizational Excellence: National Winners

The Awards

APA's 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Six organizations were selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s 2016 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.

2016 Winners

Click on the links below to read more about the 2016 Winners.

Small For-Profit Category

Ohio – Cleveland-based Grants Plus handles every part of the grant-seeking process from strategy to research, writing, training and follow-up. Founder and president Lauren Steiner was a successful attorney who entered the nonprofit sector for two reasons: to do more meaningful work and achieve work-life balance. To this end, she founded Grants Plus, today a thriving firm of happy and healthy professionals whom Steiner regards as her company’s strongest asset. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

FloridaMoore Communications Group (MCG) is a one-stop shop for branding, public relations and advertising with branches in Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, New Orleans and Denver. Adept at messaging in both English and Spanish, MCG is highly unusual in that its employee-focused programs are able to neutralize a lot of the stress, such as client demands and project deadlines, that are inherent in the intense public relations and communications industries. Read more

Medium For-Profit Category

Puerto RicoSan Jorge Children’s Hospital recognizes that the noble guardians who care for the needs of the island’s children also need and deserve to be cared for themselves. In addition to the hospital’s facilities in Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Juan, San Jorge also operates four pediatric satellite clinics: Santurce, Arecibo, Cuguas and Playa Ponce. Collectively, they address a broad range of pediatric health needs, from healthy child checkups and vaccinations to emergency care and surgery, treatment of pediatric cancers and other serious illnesses, and a pediatric ICU. Read more

Small Not-For-Profit Category

OhioCertified Angus Beef (CAB) is a not-for-profit entity owned by the American Angus Association that establishes and monitors quality standards and works with a network of ranchers, restaurants and retailers to provide consumers with a premium product. CAB looks after the company’s staff, administration and field monitors to promote a positive, family-centered culture that takes care of its own. Employees are trusted, valued, appreciated, challenged and engaged. It’s not enough that employees are happy, either. CAB is devoted to helping its team be healthy as well. Read more

Medium Not-For-Profit Category

KentuckyPassport Health Plan is a local nonprofit, community-based HMO that administers Kentucky Medicaid benefits throughout the state. Its more than 400 caring, dedicated professionals focus on helping Kentuckians live healthier. Since 1997, management has been working closely with local providers and community advocates to improve the health and quality of life of its staff as well. Passport has developed a strong, highly performing culture that equally serves management and staff. Read more

Government/Military/Educational Institution Category

OhioChillicothe and Ross County Public Library is “information central,” giving its patrons the tools they need to navigate a fast-changing world. Community members come together here, find what they need to succeed and take it out into the world. But while leadership knows that library access — including late nights and weekends — is key for the community, employees need their R&R and some well-deserved care, too. Read more

"The Minnesota Psychological Association award process provides very valuable feedback for any company that understands the tremendous value of transforming the workplace into a truly great place to work."

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH
Well Being Director, West
IBM Global Well Being Services