The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Rockville, Md, is one of only three associations to be featured as one of the "50 Great Places to Work" in the Washington, area in the November 2009 Washingtonian magazine, according to a statement released by ASHA.

ASHA is recognized for taking care of its employees through a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness classes and for having a healthy green building with abundant natural light and great air quality. At the time the building received Gold LEED certification for environmental friendliness from the US Green Building Council, ASHA was the first nonprofit association in Maryland to receive such a high-ranking certification.

Every 2 years, Washingtonian compiles its list of "Great Places to Work." This year the results were based on survey results from more than 200 employers. Washingtonian deems an organization that offers flexible schedules, challenge and responsibility, a stable work environment, and fair compensation, among others, a "great place to work."

Washingtonian has named ASHA a "great place to work" three other times—in 2001, 2003, and 2005.

Recently, ASHA also received recognition as a "Top Place to Work" in the association and nonprofit sectors from CEO Update, a trade publication that covers association and nonprofit executive careers and people. More than 100 organizations responded to an online survey from CEO Update that addressed retirement plans, health care coverage, leave policies, and morale-boosting perks. ASHA is covered in the publication’s October 16, issue as part of a "sampling of workplaces that have shown commitment to staff in a range of ways," according to CEO Update Editor-in-Chief Anita Sama. CEO Update highlighted ASHA as offering top time-off benefits, as well as being proactive in combating health care costs.

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 135,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

[Source: ASHA]