June 18, 2012
HCA (NYSE:HCA) today announced that for a fourth consecutive year the company has earned national recognition as one of the best workplaces for information technology professionals. The company ranked No. 25 on Computerworld’s 2012 “Best Places to Work in Information Technology” list of 100 companies, moving up from its No. 32-ranking last year.
“Being on Computerworld’s Best Places to Work list is recognition of HCA’s efforts to develop and deploy technology to support a dynamic, patients-first culture that makes the company a great place to work not only for our IT professionals, but for all our approximately 199,000 employees,” said Marty Paslick, HCA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “We are honored that we have been named to this prestigious list for a fourth year in a row.”
HCA’s Information Technology & Services department (IT&S) has more than 3,000 employees across the U.S. and includes four data centers and 14 division support centers responsible for delivering IT services to HCA, as well as more than 80 non-HCA facilities. The department’s array of services includes business analysis, systems development, systems integration, information security, customer support, training and education, and infrastructure support. IT&S is fully engaged in the design and implementation of hCare, the company’s new electronic health record, and several other large scale technology projects.
Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
HCA has several employee-focused programs that help make the company an attractive place to work. HCA promotes employee health by providing a number of educational programs and incentives for participating in several wellness programs. In 2005, the company established the HCA Hope Fund, an employee-run, employee-supported 501(c)(3) charity that provides financial relief to thousands of HCA employees every year. In addition, HCA offers many professional development opportunities for its employees. More than 1,500 courses are offered across a variety of learning platforms to support professional development.