Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 48

Texas Health Resources

Arlington, Texas [South Central]
http://www.texashealth.org
http://www.texashealth.org/body_secure.cfm?id=1633

Why you want to work there

A new CIO, Edward Marx, is spurring new programs at this nonprofit health care system in Arlington, Texas. The THR Innovation Technology Solution program is geared toward developing employees' career paths through seminars and skills training workshops; it's also helping employees develop their interpersonal skills. In one such forum, staff members read and discuss books such as The Purpose Driven Life and Accounting for Non-Accountants. At each management team meeting, a nonmanagement staff member makes a presentation. The IT staff, including the CIO, participate in the on-site chapter of Toastmasters. The company also has formal mentoring programs. Social networking sites, blogs and monthly e-mails keep the IT staff connected and up to date on the changes in the corporate environment.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 17,668

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 454

IT employee turnover in 2008: 10%

IT promotions in 2008: 11%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 9

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,050

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 49%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 55%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 25%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 29%