IT pros at this nonprofit health system in St. Louis gain hands-on experience with an array of emerging technologies, from electronic health records and handheld devices to videoconferencing systems and mobile apps. A social learning platform helps workers share knowledge and collaborate in real time from any location. Ascension employees can take part in the Virgin HealthMiles wellness program, which features interactive tools that track the number of steps users take and monitor their progress in other fitness activities. Participants compete in challenges with co-workers and earn rewards.
Total U.S.-based employees: 155,000
Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,392
IT employee turnover in 2013: 9%
IT promotions in 2013: 7%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $763