No. 24 Best Place to Work in IT: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

With projects queueing up and hiring on the rise, there's never a dull moment.

Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT

A healthy sense of mission, and a democratic management style: That's what makes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles a special place for database administrator Dawn Faircloth. "People here are given the opportunity to take part in the decision-making process," she says.

"We are a consensus-driven culture," says Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and CIO. "A lot of our focus is around getting employees more involved in decisions that affect their work." Cedars-Sinai recognizes that IT initiatives directly contribute to the quality of patient care. "Of all of the places I've worked, Cedars has the strongest sense of organizational mission," Dworkin says.

Although IT is working on a "spectacular array" of projects right now, including providing access to the electronic medical records system via mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, Dworkin says striving to accommodate every new request is part of the IT culture. The pace can be hectic, he says, but the work is rewarding. "I don't think there's anyone who's worried about getting bored here."

Copyright © 2011 IDG Communications, Inc.

7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend
Shop Tech Products at Amazon