Teddy Award History

Complete List of Teddy Award Winners

A look back at every Teddy Award-winning organization, dating back to the program's inception in 1994.
By: | December 1, 2016 • 2 min read

2016

  • Target Corp.
  • Harder Mechanical
  • Hampton Roads Transit
  • Excela Health
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (Honorable Mention)
  • Adventist Health Central Valley Network (Honorable Mention)
  • Luke’s Health System (Honorable Mention)
  • Cottage Health (Honorable Mention)
  • Atlantic Health System (Honorable Mention)

2015

  • Barnabas Health
  • Columbus Consolidated Government
  • Stater Bros. Supermarkets
  • American Airlines

2014

  • Compass Group
  • Cold Spring Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Honda of South Carolina

2013

  • American Infrastructure
  • Partners HealthCare
  • PetSmart
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Eisenhower Medical Center (Finalist)
  • Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (Finalist)

2012

  • Community Health Systems
  • City of Knoxville, TN
  • International Paper (Honorable Mention)
  • Red River Army Depot (Federal Teddys)
  • Silverado Senior Living (PreVent award)

2011

  • Jeld-Wen
  • Town of Islip
  • US Army (Federal Teddys)
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (PreVent Award)

2010

  • Nissan North America
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Snap-On (certificate of merit)

2009

  • Aramark
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Schneider National (certificate of merit)

2008

  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Marriott (tie)
  • Spherion (tie)
  • Mayo Clinic (Honorable Mention?)
  • Jeld Wen (special mention)
  • U.S. Treasury Dept. (Federal Teddys)

2007

  • AT&T
  • County of Riverside, Calif.
  • Houston Independent School District
  • US Army Red River Depot (Federal Teddys)

2006

  • Frito Lay Inc.
  • Integris Health
  • Steris Corp. (honorable mention)
  • AT&T Corp. (honorable mention)

2005

  • Catholic Healthcare West
  • Hospital Corp. of America
  • California State Automobile Association (honorable mention)
  • City of Little Rock, Ark. (honorable mention)
  • Frito-Lay Inc. (honorable mention)
  • Cox Communications (honorable mention)

2004

  • Florida State Hospital
  • Dollar Tree Stores

2003

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • IBM

2002

  • Buffets Inc.
  • Netwirk Appliance (Honorable Mention)

2001

  • Pepsi-Cola

2000

  • Thrall Car Manufacturing

1999

  • Villanova University

1998

  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • International Paper (Honorable Mention)

1997

  • The City of Philadelphia
  • Cable Systems International

1996

  • Supervalu

1995

  • Capitol Trailways of Pennsylvania

1994

  • Outboard Marine Corp.
  • Community Hospital of Central California (Honorable Mention)
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2017 Teddy Awards

The Era of Engagement

The very best workers’ compensation programs are the ones where workers aren’t just the subject of the program, they’re a part of it.
By: | November 1, 2017 • 5 min read

Employee engagement, employee advocacy, employee participation — these are common threads running through the programs we honor this year in the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Awards, sponsored by PMA Companies.

A panel of judges — including workers’ comp executives who actively engage their own employees — selected this year’s winners on the basis of performance, sustainability, innovation and teamwork. The winners hail from different industries and regions, but all make people part of the solution to unique challenges.

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Valley Health System is all-too keenly aware of the risk of violence in health care settings, running the gamut from disruptive patients to grieving, overwrought family members to mentally unstable active shooters.

Valley Health employs a proactive and comprehensive plan to respond to violent scenarios, involving its Code Atlas Team — 50 members of the clinical staff and security departments who undergo specialized training. Valley Health drills regularly, including intense annual active shooter drills that involve participation from local law enforcement.

The drills are unnerving for many, but the program is making a difference — the health system cut its workplace violence injuries in half in the course of just one year.

“We’re looking at patient safety and employee safety like never before,” said Barbara Schultz, director of employee health and wellness.

At Rochester Regional Health’s five hospitals and six long-term care facilities, a key loss driver was slips and falls. The system’s mandatory safety shoe program saw only moderate take-up, but the reason wasn’t clear.

Rather than force managers to write up non-compliant employees, senior manager of workers’ compensation and employee safety Monica Manske got proactive, using a survey as well as one-on-one communication to suss out the obstacles. After making changes based on the feedback, shoe compliance shot up from 35 percent to 85 percent, contributing to a 42 percent reduction in lost-time claims and a 46 percent reduction in injuries.

For the shoe program, as well as every RRH safety initiative, Manske’s team takes the same approach: engaging employees to teach and encourage safe behaviors rather than punishing them for lapses.

For some of this year’s Teddy winners, success was born of the company’s willingness to make dramatic program changes.

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Delta Air Lines made two ambitious program changes since 2013. First it adopted an employee advocacy model for its disability and leave of absence programs. After tasting success, the company transitioned all lines including workers’ compensation to an integrated absence management program bundled under a single TPA.

While skeptics assume “employee advocacy” means more claims and higher costs, Delta answers with a reality that’s quite the opposite. A year after the transition, Delta reduced open claims from 3,479 to 1,367, with its total incurred amount decreased by $50.1 million — head and shoulders above its projected goals.

For the Massachusetts Port Authority, change meant ending the era of having a self-administered program and partnering with a TPA. It also meant switching from a guaranteed cost program to a self-insured program for a significant segment of its workforce.

Massport’s results make a great argument for embracing change: The organization saved $21 million over the past six years. Freeing up resources allowed Massport to increase focus on safety as well as medical management and chopped its medical costs per claim in half — even while allowing employees to choose their own health care providers.

Risk & Insurance® congratulates the 2017 Teddy Award winners and holds them in high esteem for their tireless commitment to a safe workforce that’s fully engaged in its own care. &

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More coverage of the 2017 Teddy Award Winners and Honorable Mentions:

Advocacy Takes Off: At Delta Air Lines, putting employees first is the right thing to do, for employees and employer alike.

 

Proactive Approach to Employee SafetyThe Valley Health System shifted its philosophy on workers’ compensation, putting employee and patient safety at the forefront.

 

Getting It Right: Better coordination of workers’ compensation risk management spelled success for the Massachusetts Port Authority.

 

Carrots: Not SticksAt Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.

 

Fit for Duty: Recognizing parallels between athletes and public safety officials, the city of Denver made tailored fitness training part of its safety plan.

 

Triage, Transparency and TeamworkWhen the City of Surprise, Ariz. got proactive about reining in its claims, it also took steps to get employees engaged in making things better for everyone.

A Lesson in Leadership: Shared responsibility, data analysis and a commitment to employees are the hallmarks of Benco Dental’s workers’ comp program.

 

Michelle Kerr is associate editor of Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]