Best Hospital IT Departments 2015 finalists revealed

What qualifies a hospital IT department as best? So much more than money.
By Tom Sullivan
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The countdown begins now: Healthcare IT News just reached a critical juncture in its Best Hospital IT Departments Awards.

We've locked the doors. The employee survey is officially closed and that means 65 IT shops – out of the nearly 200 initially nominated – have qualified and are in contention to be among our winners. 

More than 5,500 employees made the case that their hospital, rather than fierce competitors or distant rivals, deserves a dozen months of bragging rights.

Best Hospital IT Departments are given to just 25 winners across all size categories, so the fifth annual award-winners are bound to be among the elite – those few that can claim to be the most employee-friendly and IT-savvy in the U.S. healthcare market.

[Related: Take a look at last year's big winners.]

What qualifies a hospital IT department as best? As is so often the case with career satisfaction, there's so much more to it than money. Other notable attributes of past winners include culture, immediate work unit, management and leadership, training, benefits, employee recognition and, well, the perks.

Healthcare IT News honors 5 hospitals in the following categories: small (25 or fewer employees), medium (26-75), large (76-199) and super (200 or more IT staffers).

Employees at the nominated hospitals complete the survey, and then the results are crunched with an analytics algorithm to determine the winners and rank victors accordingly.

This is the start of our awards season – we'll reveal the winners on November 1. In the meantime, take a look at the 65 finalists on the next page. 

Hospital State IT Staff Hospital Size
Hospital State IT Staff Hospital Size
Fauquier Health Virginia 22 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Louisiana 17 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Ashe Memorial Hospital North Carolina 4 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Grundy County Memorial Hospital Iowa 2 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services Nebraska 5 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Fitzgibbon Hospital Missouri 7 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Trinitas Regional Medical Center New Jersey 37 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Union Hospital Maryland 26 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Duncan Regional Hospital Oklahoma 22 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Northwestern Medical Center Vermont 18 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Beebe Healthcare Delaware 49 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Regional Medical Center Anniston Alabama 20 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Faith Regional Health Services Nebraska 18 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
United Regional Health Care System - 11th Street Campus Texas 38 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Georgia 81 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Kentucky 11 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Jersey Shore University Medical Center New Jersey 211 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Lake Region Hospital Minnesota 15 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Henry County Medical Center Tennessee 10 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Northern Inyo Hospital California 10 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Lafayette General Medical Center Louisiana 83 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Lafayette Regional Health Center Missouri 4 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Star Valley Medical Center Wyoming 4 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Yoakum Community Hospital Texas 4 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Baptist St. Anthony's Health System - BSA Hospital Texas 38 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Fort Memorial Hospital Wisconsin 18 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Washington Regional Medical Center Arkansas 32 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Licking Memorial Hospital Ohio 35 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Bon Secours - St. Francis Hospital South Carolina 125 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center North Carolina 231 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Southampton Hospital New York 15 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
St. Agnes Hospital & Agnesian HealthCare Wisconsin 98 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
East Jefferson General Hospital Louisiana 68 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Kaweah Delta Medical Center California 65 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Inspira Medical Center - Vineland New Jersey 105 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton New Jersey 28 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center New Hampshire 40 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Augusta Campus Maine 90 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas 265 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Mount Sinai Health System New York 650 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Seton Health - St. Mary's Hospital New York 10 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Garden County Hospital Nebraska 2 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Holy Name Medical Center New Jersey 47 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Freeman Joplin - West Missouri 70 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - City Campus New Jersey 186 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Nemours Children's Health System Florida 275 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Carroll Hospital Center Maryland 55 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Ruby Memorial Hospital West Virginia 291 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Flagstaff Medical Center Arizona 90 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Molokai General Hospital Hawaii 25 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Walnut Hill Medical Center Texas 15 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center New York 308 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Illinois 23 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center California 74 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Winona Health Services Minnesota 16 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen Mississippi 30 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Southern Regional Medical Center Georgia 26 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Black River Memorial Hospital Wisconsin 6 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Transylvania Regional Hospital North Carolina 3 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Sweetwater Hospital Association Tennessee 3 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley New Jersey 12 Small, 100 or fewer licensed beds
Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington Virginia 100 Medium, 101 to 350 licensed beds
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center California 542 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center North Carolina 88 Large, More than 350 licensed beds
HackensackUMC New Jersey 130 Large, More than 350 licensed beds

Previous winners: 

Best Hospital IT Departments 2013

Best Hospital IT Departments 2012

 

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