Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 33, Large


St. Louis, Mo. [North Central]
Credit: Sue Tarrant, Ascension Information Services

Why you want to work there

Because its mission is to transform healthcare through innovation, this St. Louis-based healthcare system strives to support training and innovation among the technologists who work in the Ascension Information Systems (AIS) operation. In 2015, the organization increased its annual educational reimbursement stipend from $3,500 to $5,250 per employee. Additionally, Ascension has numerous e-learning offerings, such as live webinars and online certification study guides that are accessible via any device.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 153,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 3,130

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $685

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 22

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 27

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 84%