July/August 2006

Saint Francis Wins Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Neb., received the first Nebraska Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Nebraska Psychological Association (NPA). According to the NPA, Saint Francis documented a number of financial and statistical benefits since beginning an improvement program in 2000, including improved employee satisfaction, reduced turnover and reduced job vacancies. The hospital also saw a significant drop in mental health insurance costs for employees during a four-year period. The NPA award makes Saint Francis eligible for additional honors from the American Psychological Association. For more information, contact Bob Bonnell of Saint Francis at bbonnell@sfmc-gi.org.