Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 56

HCA Inc.

Nashville, Tenn. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

At this for-profit hospital operator in Nashville, the largest in the U.S., the focus is on giving back -- to the community and its own employees. Every year, HCA (also known as Hospital Corporation of America) conducts its Caring for the Community Campaign, in which employees can volunteer at and support local nonprofit organizations. Two times each year, employee volunteers can spend a workday assisting nonprofit agencies with various projects such as reading to children, painting, building wheelchair ramps and landscaping. In 2008, 1,526 employees volunteered at 101 agencies in the community, giving over 12,000 hours of volunteer time. Employees are also encouraged to donate money as well as their time, with HCA matching dollar-for-dollar the money contributed by employees. HCA also sponsors blood drives, Habitat for Humanity builds and Junior Achievement initiatives. The HCA Hope Fund is a charity run and supported by employees that helps colleagues and their immediate families who are affected by hardships such as disasters, extended illness or injury. Since its inception, the Hope Fund has helped 8,400 HCA families and distributed $9 million in aid. Managers often offer telecommuting and flexible schedules to accommodate employees' personal needs.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 33

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 191,080

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,934

IT employee turnover in 2008: 6%

IT promotions in 2008: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,203

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 40%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 41%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 18%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 20%