Texas Health Resources Named One of 'Best Places to Work in IT' 06/20/2011
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has been selected for the fourth consecutive year by Computerworld magazine as one of the top 100 workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. Texas Health placed No. 19 on the list, up from 34 in 2010.
The honor is part of the weekly IT publication’s 18th annual "Best Places to Work in IT" survey, which was published in the June 20 issue of Computerworld and online.
Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual “Best Places to Work in IT” feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Texas Health is one of only ten health providers recognized.
“Our skilled information technology professionals are absolutely critical in helping our health system serve North Texans’ health care needs,” said Stephen C. Hanson, Texas Health senior executive vice president for system growth and integration. “Finding and taking care of our dedicated workers is a top priority at Texas Health.”
Texas Health information technology professionals, like all system employees, are encouraged to take care of themselves to be more productive for work, family and personal responsibilities. Programs at Texas Health that help employees with this include:
Tuition reimbursement is available for employees for up to $5,250 annually for clinical degrees and $4,000 for non-clinical programs.
The Employee Assistance Program provides free or low cost tools and resources that assist employees with coping with life issues.
Employees are eligible to receive up to one work day of paid time off annually for performing community service.
Texas Health proudly supports the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, providing compensation support for employees who are called to active duty in a war zone. Employees may be eligible for supplemental pay equal to the difference between their Texas Health base pay and military pay.
In addition to benefits enjoyed by all Texas Health employees, IT professionals benefit from programs such as Connections, in which they spend at least a half day with a clinician annually. The program reinforces the impact that staffers’ jobs have on patient care. Additionally, many project teams work from home, taking advantage of social networking to build productivity. Employee development is pervasive and includes mentoring programs.
“At Texas Health we believe in working hard, working smart and celebrating together. Knowing that we care for our co-workers and they want the best for us helps build the spirit of compassion that is essential in the health care profession,” said Edward Marx, Texas Health chief information officer.