APA Center for Organizational Excellence: National Winners

The Awards

APA's 2017 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Four organizations were selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s 2017 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.

2017 Winners

Click on the links below to read more about the 2017 Winners.

Small For-Profit Category

Puerto Rico – Founded in 1962 by Cecilio Massanet selling potatoes and onions throughout the eastern region of Puerto Rico, Hill Brothers has grown into one of the largest distributors and importers of fresh fruit and vegetables on the island today. An active supporter of community and environmental good works, the company attributes 100 percent of its success to its people and actively stands by its workforce through both good and lean times. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

Hawai'i – A leading Hawai'i health insurer, Honolulu-headquartered University Health Alliance (UHA) provides medical, drug and vision plans to employers from small family businesses to large companies spanning multiple locations. It was founded in 1996 by a group of physician-teachers from the University of Hawai'i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. UHA credits its remarkable staff for the company’s greater-than-90-percent average in customer service satisfaction ratings seven years running, while simultaneously and consistently growing revenues year after year. Read more

Not-For-Profit Category

Utah – Operating under contract with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, Utah Foster Care (UFC) has seven offices in five regions throughout the state. As a nationally recognized nonprofit that finds, trains and supports Utah families who are willing and able to provide a nurturing home for abused or neglected children, UFC’s commitment to family doesn’t end there. The organization takes care of its own with a staff that thrives on respect, rapport and family-friendly policies. Read more

Not-For-Profit Category

Hawai'i – Located on the eastern end of the island of O'ahu, Waimānalo Health Center (WHC) provides primary and preventive health services with special attention to the needs of Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved, regardless of their ability to pay. Incorporated in 1989, WHC saw its first patient in January 1992, and became a federally qualified health center two years later. Since then, WHC has expanded services that improve the health and wellness of individuals and their families. Read more

"We have worked to create a culture that supports the nature and goals of our business. As importantly, we communicate our culture to associates, clients and prospects through many channels every day. This helps us align people with the goals of our business, and has contributed to our success with employee satisfaction and with company growth and profits."

Will Ruch
CEO and Managing Partner
Versant