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Southwest Behavioral Receives Lovitt & Touché Risk Culture Inversion Award for Third Consecutive Year
By Rayna Burgett - Monday Apr 03, 2023
(PHOENIX, Ariz.—April 3, 2023)—Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that the organization received a Lovitt & Touché (L&T) Risk Culture Inversion Award. Honored once again for embracing the principles of Inversion as delivered by the Lovitt & Touché Risk Control Team, this is the third year in a row that SB&H has received the recognition.

The Inversion Awards follow L&T’s safety model and philosophy, which, taking the form of an inverted triangle, emphasizes the proactive steps organizations can take to lead toward zero safety incidents.

Award recipients, chosen by a panel of L&T officers, were selected based on the following criteria:
• 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

“Our internal safety practices are a top priority here,” says Saran Hansen, director of risk management of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. “I’m proud of our team for winning the award three years in a row and will continue our efforts to create a safe workplace for all.”

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; services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area and in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services, and ways to help, visit