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Texas Health Resources on List of Best Places to Work in IT
06/17/2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has been selected by IDG’s Computerworld magazine as one of the top 100 workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. Texas Health ranked No. 31 in the national survey.

The honor is part of the weekly IT publication’s annual “Best Places to Work in IT” survey, which was published in the June 17 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.

“Our skilled information technology professionals are helping us transform the delivery of health care in North Texas,” said Jonathan Scholl, Texas Health chief strategy officer and executive vice president. “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 full-time employees for up to $5,250 annually for clinical degrees and $4,000 for non-clinical programs. Part-time employees are also eligible for tuition reimbursement up to $2,625 annually for clinical degrees and $2,000 for non-clinical programs.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides free or low cost tools and resources that assist employees with managing life’s challenges.
  • Employees are eligible to receive up to one work day of paid time off annually for performing community service.
  • Based on years of service, employees can earn up to $1.25 for every $1.00 contributed up to 6 percent of pay in the 401(k) retirement plan.

Texas Health was recently named one of the “2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” by the National Business Group on Health. The system again earned the Gold distinction for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles through its “Be Healthy” employee wellness program. Texas Health is also the No. 1 healthiest large employer in North Texas, according to the Dallas Business Journal in 2013.

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.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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