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June 15, 2017

17 hospitals, health systems make list of 'Best Places to Work in IT'

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Computerworld's 24th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" includes 17 hospitals and health systems.


To qualify for the list, U.S.-based companies were required to have at least 30 IT workers. Companies based outside of the United States were required to have at least 300 workers at a U.S. headquarters, to have at least 50 percent of their IT employees based in the United States, and to have a minimum of 30 U.S. IT employees.

Computerworld solicited nominations for the list in fall 2016 and surveyed the 450 nominated organizations to determine various job characteristics, including:

  • Average salary and bonus increases;
  • Diversity among IT staff and management;
  • Percentage of IT staff promoted;
  • Training and development 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.

Computerworld grouped the final 100 honorees 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.

See last year's list

Hospitals, health systems on the list

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

  • HCA (No. 15);
  • Kaiser Permanente (No. 16);
  • Palmetto Health (No. 20);
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System (No. 22);
  • Ascension (No. 23);
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (No. 25);
  • Sharp HealthCare (No. 27);
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine (No. 33);
  • Adventist Health System (No. 37);
  • Carolinas HealthCare Systems (No. 42);
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (No. 44);
  • Dignity Health (No. 46);
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (No. 49); and
  • Norton Healthcare (No. 50).

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

  • Miami Children's Health System (No. 3);
  • Halifax Health (No. 5);
  • Genesis HealthCare System (No. 18)

No hospitals and health systems were included on the small firm list (Computerworld "100 Best Places to Work in IT"; Keefe/Mayor, Computerworld, 6/12).

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Doug Thompson , Senior Research Director

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