Kaiser Permanente Ranks Among Top 20 in Computerworld's 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Health care organization takes top 20 spot for second consecutive year
OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that it placed in the top 20 of IDG's Computerworld magazine 2012 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The health care organization ranked No. 18 out of 100 organizations recognized for challenging their IT staffs, while providing great benefits and compensation.
"At Kaiser Permanente, 'Thrive' is not just an advertising slogan, it's a commitment we have made to improve the total health not only of our members, but also our employees," said Philip Fasano, executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente. "We continue to invest in programs to improve our workplace, including Healthy Workforce activities, learning and development opportunities and other exceptional benefits. It's especially rewarding to know that our IT employees continue to give a collective vote of confidence in our ongoing efforts to be a Best Place to Work."
This is the second consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente has ranked in the top 20 of Computerworld's List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The health care organization also ranked No. 2 on Computerworld's top 10 list for Diversity this year. Kaiser Permanente's IT workforce participated in Computerworld's in-depth workplace survey earlier this year.
The magazine highlights Kaiser Permanente's award-winning Healthy Workforce employee wellness program, designed to support employee health and wellness both inside and outside the office.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."
About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/newscenter.
Ravi Poorsina, Kaiser Permanente, 510-625-5593
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