Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 20, Large

Palmetto Health

Columbia, S.C. [South Atlantic]
Palmetto Health
Credit: Palmetto Health

Why you want to work there

Palmetto Health has a dynamic and collaborative environment with an almost family-like atmosphere, where IT employees feel a shared sense of purpose as they collaborate on efforts to improve the experiences of patients, guests and team members. One of this Columbia, S.C., healthcare provider's priorities is to give its IT workers career advancement opportunities. Managers work with each of their team members to set up individual development plans that identify professional goals and map out paths for achieving those goals. As part of a commitment to promoting from within whenever possible, Palmetto Health further strives to help employees develop their talents by offering up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per year and encouraging unlimited pursuit of IT certifications.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 11,157

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 253

IT employee turnover in 2016: 7%

IT promotions in 2016: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $954

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 26

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 75%