Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 21


Columbus, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 9 for benefits IT employees at this regional healthcare system in Columbus have a chance to work with the latest mobile communications and telemedicine technologies. The IT team manages ORBMobile, an application that provides physicians with lab, imaging and other clinical results on their smartphones, and a Stroke Network that connects physicians and nurses in rural hospitals with critical-care nurses and neurologists in Columbus for timely assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Ready for fun Social events include an annual picnic with food and games, an annual holiday meal with gifts sponsored by the management team, a golf outing and cookouts. OhioHealth also sponsors 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/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation and the Adopt-a-School program. Awards season The annual Prism Awards spotlight employee achievements and innovations that support company values. Nominations are open to all OhioHealth employees; recipients are selected by leadership and employee groups. The Stars of the Month award is an offshoot of the Prism Awards -- monthly recognition is given to employees who consistently demonstrate outstanding performance. Each nominated employee receives a $50 gift certificate, and winners receive an additional gift certificate and recognition at an awards ceremony, plus their pictures are displayed in a Hall of Fame.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 15

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 13,262

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 364

IT employee turnover in 2010: 6%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,346

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 35%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 37%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 16%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 6%

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