Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 30


Columbus, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 10 for retention There are social events galore at this regional health care system in Columbus. The company hosts an annual picnic with food and games, an annual holiday meal with gifts, an annual golf outing and cookouts. Plus, an annual all-staff meeting features entertainers and games. Staffers also get involved in community fundraisers such as the Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association, the Memory Walk to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Arthritis Association and the Adopt-a-School program. Employees with a minimum of 20 years of service are rewarded annually with $15 for each year served, a day off with pay, breakfast and lunch, and entertainment. Perfect attendance recognition: Any employee without an unscheduled absence during the previous six months is rewarded with a $100 bonus; in addition to the bonus, the employee is entered into a drawing for several grand prizes of $1,000. Also available are spot bonuses of up to $1,500 for individual employee performance, a $25 gas card given weekly to an employee within the department for exceptional work, and discounted tickets to professional hockey games. Eligible employees can receive reimbursement toward job-related degree programs of study at accredited institutions. In addition, the GRAD program provides free college tuition and books in select health care fields for eligible employees and their immediate family members in return for a two-year, full-time work commitment upon graduation. OhioHealth partners with local educational institutions for associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 18

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 12,766

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 340

IT employee turnover in 2009: 9%

IT promotions in 2009: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $1,183

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 38%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 41%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 38%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 17%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 18%