Recovery Friendly Workplace Named Top Workplace for Sixth Consecutive Year.

– The McCall Behavioral Health Network, based in western CT, is honored by the award and recognizes the contributions of its staff.  


(TORRINGTON, CT) – September 17, 2023 – McCall Behavioral Health Network has been awarded a Top Workplace 2023 honor by The Hearst Connecticut Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The fact that this recognition is based on a survey of our own internal staff is really significant,” said Maria Coutant Skinner, LCSW, President and CEO of the McCall Behavioral Health Network. “This award makes us extremely proud, especially after being designated as a Recovery Friendly Workplace. We prove that recovery is possible and that there’s a place for everyone to find meaning in their work, to feel a sense of belonging. Our people are passionate about what they do. Their motivation comes from a place of kindness and compassion. Everyone at McCall—our staff members and clients alike—should be proud of the safe, welcoming, judgement-free environment that they created.”

The Top Workplaces program has a 16-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing the top organizations across 60 markets for regional Top Workplaces awards.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

This is the sixth straight year that the McCall Network has received this honor. The McCall Network is a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping individuals heal from substance use disorders, mental health disorders, or both.

McCall is proud to be part of the statewide Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative. Recovery Friendly Workplaces promote a “recovery-sensitive” attitude that emphasizes help, hope, and the economic potential of healthy employees. Opioid-related deaths continue to top 1,500 per year. According to the National Safety Council, nearly 75% of Americans with a substance use disorder are in the workplace, reinforcing the need for employers to focus attention on the issue.


About McCall Behavioral Health Network

Serving families and individuals of all ages across western Connecticut for 50+ years, McCall Behavioral Health Network is operating proof of the power of connection. We’re a diverse network of experienced, specialized, and highly trained behavioral healthcare professionals. Equally important, we’re passionate and compassionate people who are committed to helping individuals, families and communities access resources, overcome adversity, build resilience, and achieve wellness. A network that heals. A community who cares. That’s McCall Behavioral Health Network.

About Energage

Making the world a better place to work together.TM Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70, 000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit Energage or Workplaces.


Marisa Mittelstaedt

Director of Development & Marketing

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