Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 43

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Allentown, Pa. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.lvh.org
http://www.healthcaresource.com/lehighvalley

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 7 for career development Feedback is more than a two-way street at this health services group, it's a multilane highway. IT workers at this Allentown, Pa.-based company receive annual reviews, as well as personalized comments from a team director and the CIO. Plus, each employee's annual review meeting is attended by the employee's manager, a team director and the CIO -- meaning the CIO takes part in more than 200 reviews each year. A "Wild Idea Team," or WIT, is tasked with finding new technologies that might benefit the organization. The group has a mix of managers, analysts and representatives of non-IT departments, and membership rotates on an annual basis. If the group believes an idea has merit, an analyst or small group is assigned to flesh out the details, organize a pilot test and ultimately deploy the technology.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 11

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 9,701

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 206

IT employee turnover in 2008: 7%

IT promotions in 2008: 20%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,359

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 47%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 40%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 49%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 0%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 9%