No. 36 Best Place to Work in IT: Lehigh Valley Health Network

Top-notch technology and a growing IT staff make for a dynamic workplace.

Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Lehigh Valley Health Network continues to invest in its IT department, despite the slow economy. In fact, in 2009 the Allentown, Pa.-based health services group added staff, upgraded applications and infrastructure, and adopted new technologies. Such investments have helped Lehigh Valley create a dynamic workplace for its IT staff.

"There's a lot going on that's top-of-the-line software and hardware, so you get to see the best-of-the-best technologies. It gives you a good feeling to know you're right on top," says Andrzej Pilacik, a senior database administrator.

Pilacik says he has been able to work on five or six major projects in his six-year tenure.

"They look for potential in people," says senior systems analyst Kyanti Kleinsmith, who started at Lehigh in 2003 as a medical secretary and worked on rolling out a new electronic medical records system as she moved into IT three years ago.

IT's Special Events Committee, which sponsors charitable and social activities, helps to create a sense of community and work/life balance.

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