Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 10, Large

Palmetto Health

Columbia, S.C. [South Atlantic]
Palmetto Health
Credit: Palmetto Health

Why you want to work there

This Columbia, S.C., healthcare facility experienced strong growth in 2015, which offered IT staffers challenging and meaningful work. IT supported the integration of a large physician practice and a new 500-physician medical group. The IT department is instrumental in supporting patient-centered care and a quality-driven patient experience, and it's committed to integrating technologies and platforms to improve care delivery. Palmetto Health IT employees are entitled to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement each year and have the opportunity to pursue an unlimited number of IT certifications.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,922

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 196

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,026

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 21

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 75%