24 Health Care Groups Included on List of ’100 Best IT Workplaces’

June 26, 2015 in News

Sixteen hospitals and health care systems and several other health care organizations were included on Computerworld‘s 22nd annual list of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT,” Computerworld reports.

Methodology

Nationwide, 461 organizations were nominated for the list.

To qualify for the list, U.S.-based companies had to have at least 30 IT workers, and companies based outside of the U.S. had to have at least 300 workers overall in the U.S and at least 30 IT workers, of whom 50% had to be in the U.S.

The magazine surveyed the nominees to determine various job characteristics, such as:

  • Average salary and bonus increases;
  • Benefits;
  • Career development;
  • Training opportunities; and
  • Turnover rates among IT staff.

The magazine then surveyed a random sample of IT employees at the eligible companies on topics such as:

  • Satisfaction with training; and
  • Work-life balance.

The magazine’s rankings were grouped into three categories:

  • Small firms, or those with fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees;
  • Midsize firms, or those with 1,000 to 4,999 U.S. employees; and
  • Large firms, or those with 5,000 or more U.S. employees (Keefe/Mayor, Computerworld, 6/22).

Hospitals, Health Systems on List                

The hospitals and health care systems included on the large firm list include:

  • Sharp Healthcare in San Diego (No. 4);
  • Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. (No. 13);
  • HCA in Nashville, Tenn. (No. 15);
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (No. 16);
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles (No. 21);
  • Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Fla. (No. 25);
  • OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio (No. 32);
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Boca Raton, Fla. (No. 33);
  • Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C. (No. 39);
  • Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City (No. 41);
  • Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. (No. 53); and
  • Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas (No. 55).

The hospitals and health care systems included on the midsize firm list include:

  • Lafayette General Health in Lafayette, La. (No. 2);
  • Nicklaus (formerly Miami) Children’s Hospital in Miami (No. 5);
  • Halifax Health in Dayton Beach, Fla. (No. 10); and
  • Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville, Ohio (No. 16).

No hospitals or health systems were included on the small firm list rankings.

Other Health Care Companies on the List

Meanwhile, the list also included several companies that provide health care-related services, including:

  • Biotechnology company Genentech in San Francisco (No. 10 among large firms);
  • Health care consulting firm SP Consultants in Braintree, Mass. (No. 24 among small firms);
  • Health care services company McKesson in San Francisco (No. 46 among large firms);
  • Health IT systems vendor Cerner in Kansas City, Mo. (No. 29 among large firms);
  • Health insurer Humana in Louisville, Ky. (No. 22 among large firms);
  • Home health software vendor Axxess in Dallas (No. 6 among small firms);
  • Medical device maker Medtronic in Minneapolis (No. 14 among large firms); and
  • Staffing firm CHG Healthcare Services in Salt Lake City (No. 7 among midsize firms) (Computerworld list, 6/22).
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