'All hands on deck' attitude gets the job done at Children's


"Hire good people and get out of their way." George Reynolds, MD, and CIO/CMIO of Children's Hospital & Medical Center said that last year when his department placed fifth in the "Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments" program. This year he's got more good people than ever to dodge.

Over the past year, Children's has boosted its IT staff from 45 to 61 and taken on a large project: Move to an enterprise, single-vendor solution for EMR and ACO.

Recently, the organization had its biannual employee engagement survey to measure employees satisfaction.  

"Consistently, the two areas that seemed to resonate were commitment and mission," Reynolds said. "When you understand the wonderful work done at a kid's hospital, and how your work specifically relates to it, it's a tremendous job satisfier. As is the culture, which seems to happen organically at an individual level here. People genuinely like one another on both a personal and professional level. When anyone's having a difficult time, we have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude to get things done."


Over the past year, Children's Hospital & Medical Center boosted its it department from 45 to 61 employees. IT staffers derive tremendous satisfaction from their role in helping kids live better lives.


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