Northwestern Mental Health Center (NWMHC) has been recognized for its invaluable contributions to the behavioral health care field by The National Council for Behavioral Health.

“We reserve our Awards of Excellence for those with distinguished achievements in behavioral health care, and I’m incredibly proud to give this award to Northwestern Mental Health Center,” National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia said.

The National Council Innovation Award is given to those who increasingly think “outside of the box” in search of creative solutions to challenges faced by staff, patients, families, and communities. This award recognizes the innovations and unparalleled achievements of National Council members. NWMHC is one of seven organizations that received the National Council’s Award of Excellence this year.

“Receiving this award signifies that NWMHC is creating a space where people in their most vulnerable moments feel like they can get what they need to thrive. This culture is rooted in the commitment and dedication of our entire team, all of whom are willing to jump in and deliver new services and structure new processes so our clients can receive the best possible care,” says Shauna Reitmeier, CEO at NWMHC.

Read Shauna’s spotlight interview: Moving Behavioral Health Care Mountains in Rural Minnesota.


About the National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.