Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 17


Columbus, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 4 for retention Seasonal errands that seem to suck away precious time aren't a problem for IT workers at this regional health care system in Columbus. Perks include discounts on a car detailing service offered in the employee parking lot in the summer, a service through which employees can pick up packaged Halloween candy in October, free gift-wrapping in December, and discounts on Valentine's Day candy and flowers sold on-site in February. Other on-site services include massages, manicures, Mother's Day gifts and pies at Thanksgiving. But creating strong career paths for employees is Job 1 at OhioHealth. A high degree of interaction between health care personnel and the IT department gives workers an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of technology. The organization uses traditional technologies, as well as the newest medical equipment and devices, including IV smart pumps and 320-slice CT equipment.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 12

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 12,437

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 297

IT employee turnover in 2008: 8%

IT promotions in 2008: 18%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,950

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 43%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 41%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 43%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 18%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 19%