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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives 2021 Lovitt & Touché Risk Control Inversion Award
By Jennifer Schwegman - Tuesday Mar 08, 2022
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that the organization received a 2021 Lovitt & Touché (L&T) Risk Control Inversion Award. Honored once again for embracing the principles of Inversion as delivered by the Lovitt & Touché Risk Control Team, this is the second year in a row that SB&H has received the recognition.

Award recipients, chosen by a panel of L&T officers, were considered the best organizations that:
• Utilized the L&T Risk Management resources
• Embraced the principles of Inversion as delivered by the L&T Risk Control Team
• Sustained an internal culture shift within the organization based on their interactions with L&T
• Had a remarkable and favorable turnaround and are now operating as a healthier business

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services was acknowledged for utilizing Lovitt & Touché Risk Control Team tools and resources to sustain a safety culture within SB&H that far exceeds other behavioral health industry organizations.

“Our internal safety practices are paramount to everything we do,” says Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Director of Risk Management Sara Hansen. “I’m proud to be a part of a risk management team that puts continual emphasis on safety in the workplace.”

According to Lovitt & Touché, Inversion is a safety model and philosophy, that, taking its name from the inverted version of the safety pyramid, suggests that there are just as many proactive efforts that lead to zero incidents as the traditional concept of a more reactive philosophy.

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; lifespan services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area as well as locations in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services and ways to help visit