Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 93

Adventist Health System

Lake Mary, Fla. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

The work that IT professionals do at this healthcare organization in Lake Mary, Fla., directly supports caregivers. For example, the computerized order-entry system allows physicians to place orders directly into the electronic medical record system, eliminating paper, reducing errors and decreasing the amount of time it takes to help the patient. In 2010, the IT team brought 14 of Adventist's hospitals onto this system. Giving back IT employees are given time during each workweek to participate in community service activities, and each year they complete more than 3,000 hours of community service. The company supports Meals on Wheels, a center for independent living, the adopt-a-highway program and a food bank. For the past three years, Adventist has held two-day employee appreciation events at Daytona Beach, Fla. The first day is set aside for a companywide meeting, but the second day is a beach day that includes team-building activities such as volleyball, cricket, football, board and card games, and a picnic lunch. Outstanding performers at Adventist can receive an extra 1% to 3% increase in pay each year.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 51

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 55,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 602

IT employee turnover in 2010: 17%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,079

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 36%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 34%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 16%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 25%