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Wheeler, a community health center and statewide leader in integrated primary and behavioral health care is a 2020 Top Workplaces award winner from The Hartford Courant. It is the seventh year that Wheeler has received the award.

In addition, Wheeler President and CEO Sabrina Trocchi, Ph.D., MPA, received “Top Leader” in the Large Employer category of the same survey. She was named president and CEO of Wheeler in November 2019, after serving five years in other leadership positions.

Wheeler has won Top Workplace recognition seven times since 2013 and has been recognized in the past for its training opportunities for staff, as well as for its mid-level managers.

The winners are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.

“No one could have foreseen the challenges that 2020 would throw at us, and the entire team at Wheeler rose to meet them,” said Trocchi. “From chipping in to help our coworkers affected by COVID, to transforming our entire system of care, to opening new locations and programs to meet community needs in the pandemic, every one dedicated their work to making sure we were there when our patients and students needed us most.”

In addition to rapidly changing to telehealth services in March, creating new community health centers in Waterbury and Plainville, serving on the front lines for COVID testing, and taking a statewide lead in remote learning for special education schools, Wheeler often moved in directions not forecast at the start of the pandemic. While new services were launched, the organization maintained all of its existing programs, more than 100 in all, run by nearly 1,000 staff in three-dozen locations across the state.

James Moylan of Bristol, Wheeler’s chairman of the Board of Trustees, cited Trocchi’s leadership for its success.

“Sabrina approaches her work with earnestness, the highest degree of integrity, and purpose. She ‘walks the talk’ by being accessible, calm under pressure, and thoughtful in decision-making,” says Moylan. “Her demeanor is very enthusiastic when approaching new challenges and opportunities. As the pandemic progressed, Sabrina did an outstanding job with communications to the entire Wheeler community by issuing frequent, timely, relevant and compassionate communications that described Wheeler’s response to the pandemic. Sabrina and her staff kept operations running smoothly and transitioned to a remote working environment and telehealth for as many types of services as possible for the important services provided to the communities and individuals we serve.”

About Energage
Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit

About Wheeler
Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 30,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Learn more: