Fifteen hospitals and health systems made Computerworld's 26th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT," which recognizes the top employers for IT professionals.
To create the list, which was released earlier this month, Computerworld accepted nominations of both U.S.-based and international companies. Non-U.S.-based companies were required to have at least 300 employees at a U.S. headquarters, at least 50% of their IT employees based in the United States, and at least 30 U.S.-based IT employees to qualify for the list.
In January, Computerworld sent a 52-question company survey to the nominees to determine job characteristics such as:
- Average salary and bonus increases;
- Percentage of women and minorities among IT staff and management;
- Percentage of IT staff promoted; and
- Turnover rates of IT staff.
The magazine then collected information on the companies' benefits, including elder care and reimbursement for college tuition, retention programs, and methods of rewarding good performance.
Computerworld then surveyed a random sample of over 20,000 IT employees from 100 finalist organizations on topics such as satisfaction with compensation and benefits, and work/life balance.
The magazine then separated the final 100 honorees into three categories:
- Small organizations, those with 1,000 or fewer U.S. employees;
- Midsize organizations, those with 1,001 to 4,999 U.S. employees; and
- Large organizations, those with 5,000 or more U.S. employees.
Hospitals, health systems on the list
The hospitals and health systems included on the large organization list are:
- Norton Healthcare (No. 7);
- Kaiser Permanente (No. 15);
- Dignity Health (No. 22);
- Johns Hopkins Medicine (No. 25);
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (No. 26);
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (No. 31);
- Sharp HealthCare (No. 33);
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (No. 35);
- Memorial Healthcare System (No. 46);
- Christiana Care Health Services (No. 47); and
- Altrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) (No. 48).
The hospitals and health systems included on the midsize organization list are:
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital (No. 4);
- Halifax Health (No. 10);
- Genesis HealthCare System (No. 24); and
- Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties (No. 27);
No hospitals or health systems were on the small organization list (King, "Best Places to Work in IT," Computerworld, 6/17).