Passport Health Plan receives prestigious national award from American Psychological Association for promoting employee well-being and performance

APA logoIn recognition of our efforts to create a healthy, high-performing work environment, Passport Health Plan has received the 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association (APA).

One of just six U.S. employers to receive the award, Passport won in the medium not-for-profit category. Passport previously won the Kentucky Psychological Association’s state-level Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, qualifying us to be nominated for the national APA award. The official recognition will take place at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27.

Passport excelled in our efforts to foster employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance, and employee recognition, according to the APA. Passport’s comprehensive wellness program, behavioral health services, team-building and education, and kudos peer-to-peer recognition program are several examples of the workplace practices that helped us earn the 2016 award.

Passport’s psychologically healthy workplace practices have reaped rewards for both the organization and our employees. Since embarking on the “Cultural Change” program, Passport has enjoyed higher staff job satisfaction and increased productivity. Moreover, looking to promote from within, Passport has had 76 internal promotions within the last two years.

“The culture at Passport has always been one of our strongest attributes, along with our compassion, our dedication, and our commitment to quality healthcare,” said Passport Health Plan CEO Mark B. Carter. “Over the past several years, we’ve all been working very hard to improve our culture from top to bottom. I believe this award is a testament to the success we have achieved and that will continue as we grow and evolve as a team. All of us at Passport are proud and honored to be recognized by the American Psychological Association for all of this hard work.”

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