Recognition & Organizational Memberships

Recognition

  • 2016 SB&H received the Arizona Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for creating a workplace that fosters employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.
  • 2016 SB&H received the Phoenix Business Journal Arizona Corporate Excellence award and was recognized as one of Arizona’s top and fastest growing privately owned companies.
  • 2016 SB&H received the Ranking Arizona, a “The Best of Arizona Business” publication, #2 ranking in the Healthcare category, Behavioral Rehabilitation Facility subcategory; this is a poll based purely on voters’ opinions.
  • 2015 SB&H received Arizona Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership award in the Behavioral Health Company of the Year category.
  • 2015 Rubie Walker, SB&H 7th Avenue program Director, received the Nyswander/Dole award, given annually by the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for "extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field."
  • 2015 SB&H received the Ranking Arizona, a “The Best of Arizona Business” publication, #3 ranking in the Healthcare category, Behavioral Rehabilitation Facility subcategory; this is a poll based purely on voters’ opinions.
  • 2014 Dr. Vimal Abhyanker, Psychiatrist, received the Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero award in the Physician category.
  • 2012 Nanci Stone, VP SB&H Payson, received the Arizona Department of Behavioral Health Services, Office of Individual and Family Affairs, Champion of the Peer Voice award.
  • 2012 Richard Beeman, SB&H Board member, received the Arizona Department of Behavioral Health Services, Office of Individual and Family Affairs, Loyal Advocate award.
  • 2011 This year and for the first time, three programs that are part of the Magellan prevention network achieved evidence-based status, including the South Mountain W.O.R.K.S Coalition with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.
  • 2011 SB&H Payson awarded Cenpatico's annual Lighthouse Award for exemplary support of peer and family support partners thereby lighting the way for others.
  • 2011 Recognized as a "Bridge Builder" at the 25th Anniversary Celebration for Teen Lifeline. Teen Lifeline was established in 1986 as a program of SB&H (then Phoenix South CMHC) and became a stand-alone non-profit organization in January 2000.
  • 2011 Named as a finalist for the Social Service Organization Award for the 2011 Community Achievement Awards, presented jointly by the Laughlin and Bullhead Area chambers of commerce with sponsorship from Mutual of Omaha Bank.
  • 2011 Nominated in the nonprofit category of the 6th Annual Spirit of South Mountain Awards.
  • 2010 SB&H Prevention's Community Youth Development Program was recognized by the South Mountain - Laveen Chamber of Commerce as a Finalist in the Non-Profit category of the 2010 Spirit of South Mountain Awards.
  • 2009 Dr. Bob Bohanske, Chief of Clinical Services/Clinical Training, received the Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero Award in Research/Innovation.
  • 1998 Governor Hull proclaimed April 17, 1999 Project Heart Day in honor of the program by the name operated by SB&H to serve the homeless.
  • 1996 ComCare commended SB&H on receiving an error rate less than .1% on an annual audits.
  • 1994 Crisis Mobile Team received an award from the City of Phoenix Fire Department for service excellence.
  • 1994 SELF – Prevention/Intervention Program was recognized by the City of Phoenix for outstanding efforts and involvement in partnerships guaranteeing excellence in education.
  • 1992 Received State Compensation Fund Safety Award.
  • 1991 Teen Lifeline received recognition as one of President Bush's 1000 Points of Light.
  • 1991 Received Greenfield Acres Neighborhood Association Support Award.
  • 1990 The Governor's Office and the NFL Phoenix Cardinals recognized SB&H's curriculum at Cash School as one of the top prevention programs in Arizona.
  • 1990 Honored with the 12 Who Care – Hon Kachina Award; JC Penney's Golden Rule Award; AZ Republic Community Heroes; or the APS Those Who Care Award.
  • 1984 Family Stress Team received the "Doc" Dunham Award for Community Service.
  • 1984 Intensive outpatient substance abuse services was selected by the US Department of Health and Human Services as one of eight model programs impacting substance abusers with accompanying medical needs.
  • 1981 Phoenix South's substance abuse prevention program in M.C. Cash School received Cardinals Recognition Award.
  • 1980's Family Stress Team Volunteers and Staff received several police commendations for outstanding service in crisis situations.

SB&H Accreditation by American Psychological Association

In July 2015, the Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Doctoral Psychology Training Program was awarded accreditation by the American Psychological Association, for a period of seven years. This status recognizes the program as being among the best possible quality of graduate education and training in psychology, nationwide. The program is now listed among accredited programs of professional psychology in the American Psychologist journal and on the accreditation web pages.

Memberships

  • 2002 ACHSP – Arizona  Council of Behavioral Health Providers.
  • 1999 IAPSRS – International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.
  • 1999 CDCA – Community Development Coalition of Arizona.
  • 1998 ACEH – Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness.
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