Awards & Accolades

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Top Work Places  |  The Denver Post

For the fourth straight year, Mental Health Center of Denver is named one of Denver’s Top Work Places by the Denver Post.


LEED Platinum Designation  |  Recovery Center

DENVER (March 22, 2013) – In July 2012, the Mental Health Center of Denver opened its new Recovery Center at 4455 E. 12th Ave. in Denver. Recently, the Recovery Center was awarded the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), helping the Mental Health Center of Denver fulfill its vision of being the greenest mental health facility in the country.


Winner: Large Non-Profit of the Year  |  Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Mental Health Center of Denver was the winner of the 2013 Large Non-Profit of the Year award presented by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Watch Video


Honoree  |  MHAC Tribute to Dr. Carl Clark's Leadership

Mental Health of America Colorado (MHAC) honored Mental Health Center of Denver CEO Dr. Carl Clark for his strategic leadership around the issue of behavioral health at their “Tribute to Leadership” dinner. MHAC recognized Dr. Clark for his leadership in challenging the Mental Health Center of Denver to be a Center of Excellence with the best mental health services in the country. Watch Video


Winner: Award of Excellence in Service Innovation  |  National Council for Behavioral Health  |  Court to Community Program

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been recognized by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare as the winner of the 2011 Awards of Excellence in Service Innovation.  The Mental Health Center of Denver is being acknowledged for their Integrating Care through Court to Community (IC3) Program.


Finalist: CEO of the Year  |  Colorado Biz Magazine

Dr. Carl Clark, CEO of Mental Health Center of Denver since 2000 offers his vision for success:
“Two things: When I was 16, my dad said, ‘If you think of something you want to do, do it now. If you put it off, 20 years can go by before you get to it.’ And my mom told me, ‘Do not let how people feel about what you do stop you from doing what you want.’ This advice has encouraged me to make big choices. I tell others to dream big and remember that leadership is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the trip along the way.”

Ranked: Best Place to Work  |  Denver Business Journal

Carl Clark, Vistage member and CEO of MHCD, has always valued a positive workplace culture. In 2012 the Denver Business journal recognized the commitment of Carl and his staff to this value by ranking the Mental Health Center of Denver the 6th best place to work in the Denver Area. Of all the organizations honored, MHCD was the sole non-profit to receive recognition.


Winner: Technology ROI Award  |  Nuceleus Research

Greenwood Village, CO — June 19, 2012 — Nucleus Research has selected the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) as a 9th annual Technology ROI Award winner for its implementation of PaperVision Capture and PaperVision Enterprise. This award recognizes companies whose skillful deployment of IT solutions has produced a positive, bottom-line financial return on investment (ROI). 


Winner: Pam Medina Award  |  Theresa Baiotto

Theresa is the winner of the 2012 Pam Medina Award, bestowed by Colorado Community Mental Health Associates (CCMHA) to recognize the administrative support staff person at a community mental health center who best exemplifies the late Pam Medina’s dedication to high quality work, great customer service, and an innovative/best practices approach to the job.


Winner: Transformational Leader Award  |  Association TRENDS  |  Forrest Cason, Chief Financial Officer

The Mental Health Center of Denver’s Chief Financial Officer, Forrest Cason, PhD, received the Nonprofit Transformational Leader Award for 2012. This honor is part of Association TRENDS Magazine’s annual CFO of the Year Awards. 


Winner: DGLCC Professional Man of the Year  |  Peter Wagner, MD

Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. Peter Wagner as the 2013 Professional Man of the Year.  Dr. Wagner first joined the Mental Health Center of Denver in 1999 as a general adult psychiatrist and shared his strengths in the Living & Learning with HIV Program. An openly gay man himself – and one who had experienced his share of personal losses to the disease – Dr. Wagner was especially well motivated and equipped to bring comfort and healing to the community in this work.


First Runner Up: Reintegration Award in Employment  |  National Council   |  2Succeed

Las Vegas (April 9, 2013) – The Mental Health Center of Denver 2Succeed program has received another honor – a second place finish in the employment category of the National Council’s 2013 Reintegration Awards competition. Program Director Roy Starks accepted the award at the ceremony held in conjunction with the National Council’s annual conference in Las Vegas on April 9. The Mental Health Center of Denver received a $5,000 contribution from the Awards’ sponsor, Eli Lilly and Company.


Winner: Science & Service Award  |  SAMHSA  |  2Succeed in Employment

2Succeed is a pillar of Mental Health Center of Denver’s recovery focused approach to mental health treatment. Using the evidence-based individual placement and support (IPS) model of supported employment, 2Succeed actively engages its consumers in identifying, preparing for and securing employment that will be meaningful to them and that will help them advance their economic self-sufficiency and recovery.


Program of Significance: Confidential Incident Reporting  |  National Council for Behavioral Health

Mental Health Center of Denver implemented a single electronic application that combines three different reporting systems into one more efficient, cost-effective system. This advanced reporting system provides better care to Mental Health Center of Denver’s mental health consumers through improved communication between treatment teams and consumers as well as resulting in superior security to protect privacy and confidentiality.