LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the second year in a row, Norton Healthcare has been named seventh nationally — and the highest in Kentucky — among large organizations (5,000-plus U.S. employees) on the Best Places to Work in IT list by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld.
The annual list of top 100 organizations (52 large, 25 midsize and 23 small) is compiled based on benefits, career development, training, retention, as well as a survey of information technology (IT) workers.
“Health care increasingly relies on information services. I am proud of the team we have built at Norton Healthcare to support the growing technology needs of our organization. During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to be nimble to quickly respond during a crisis was instrumental in meeting the rapidly changing needs of our organization, our patients and our community,” said Steve L. Ready, senior vice president and chief information officer, Norton Healthcare. “As an organization, we strive to provide important opportunities for career development and training to allow our employees to grow and become high performers within our system. We continually work with human resources to ensure we are meeting the needs of our team members in the ever-changing world of technology.”
Norton Healthcare’s information services department has 290 full-time employees who support the organization’s IT operations; cybersecurity; business and clinical applications, such as its electronic medical records system called Epic; business intelligence; and help desk service and support for some 16,500 employees.
“As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging,” said Mark Lewis, vice president, audience development, IDG Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”