Baptist Health in Northeast Florida was among only 8 health systems in the nation, and the only health system based in Florida, to be ranked as a 2023 Best Employer in Information Technology.
Computerworld publisher Foundry surveyed large (5,000+ employees), midsize (1,001 to 4,999 employees), and small (1,000 or fewer employees) organizations to discover the top employers for its 29th annual Best Places to Work in IT report. While in past years the survey has been offered only to U.S.-based companies, this year organizations across the globe participated. Public and private companies in all industries were welcome to participate.
Baptist Health was recognized on two levels, ranking 11th overall among all large companies, and also ranking among the following Computerworld Top 10 lists for 2023:
- #2 in IT growth: Demonstrating leadership in growing the IT ranks
- #3 in diversity: Demonstrating excellence in advancing workforce DEI
- #4 in employee engagement: Fostering deeper connections and employee well-being
- #9 in career development: Investing in IT employees to help them grow their skills and careers
"As health care becomes more digitally driven, it’s essential that we have the IT workforce to lead and support transformational change,” said Aaron Miri, MBA, FCHIME, CHCIO, senior vice president and chief digital and information officer at Baptist Health. “Computerworld considers its Top 10 as the ‘best of the best,’ and for Baptist Health to be included on those elite lists is quite a testament to our health system’s commitment to investing in its people -- not only in IT but across the board.”
These annual lists were compiled based on a 52-question comprehensive survey about company offerings including: diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices; turnover, promotions and growth; retention and engagement programs; remote/hybrid working; benefits and perks; training and career development opportunities. The surveys were then scored and thoroughly vetted by a panel of industry experts. Responses to the company survey were collected and tabulated by a third-party research vendor and then vetted by a panel of industry experts.
“Adapting to a ‘new normal’ has put additional demands on IT organizations at companies of all sizes. This year’s winning companies have stepped up with increased IT staffing and a variety of innovative professional development opportunities. The result of these efforts is that not only are IT staffs engaged and productive, but the entire business benefits from IT’s ability to support evolving workplace models and changing business and customer needs,” said Rob O’Regan, global director of content strategy, Foundry. “Importantly, this year’s award winners are laser-focused on diversity initiatives to expand the IT talent pool and promote workplace diversity and inclusion.”