Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 54

Norton Healthcare

Louisville, Ky. [South Central]

Why you want to work there

The benefits are plentiful at this health care provider, which runs five hospitals and manages health care clinics in Kentucky and Indiana. The company assist its employees with the purchase of homes, computers and uniforms, and offers public transportation discounts. Other perks include medical, dental and life insurance and adoption assistance, plus retirement and investment counseling. The newest benefit is a flexible scheduling plan. Schedules can range include full-time telecommuting, part-time telecommuting or a compressed workweek. Other special perks include Employee Appreciation Week and the RISE committee, a group of IT staffers who meet to address morale issues and make improvements to the work environment. The management team also hosts lunch parties and hands out gift cards, gifts with company logos, bonuses and pay increases.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 32

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,025

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 414

IT employee turnover in 2008: 16%

IT promotions in 2008: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $600

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 59%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 61%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 64%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 16%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 8%

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