See the nominees for Best Hospital IT Departments

This year's crop promises to be even more tech-savvy than predecessors
By Tom Sullivan
08:01 AM
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Now that the nominations period has closed for Healthcare IT News’ Best Hospital IT Department Awards, the final tally rests at 169 entrants. 

Ranging in size from a 2 information technology professionals to IT shops some 2,000-employees strong, this year’s roster of nominees is better – and more tech-savvy – than ever.

We award the top 5 hospitals in four categories: small (1-25 employees), medium (26-75), large (76-199) and super (200 on up). 

[See also: Best Hospital IT Departments from 2014.]

The usual suspects are on the list, like Intermountain, Kaiser Permanente and MD Anderson, as well as some perhaps lesser-known institutions such as the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Iowa.

Who will ultimately win?

We’ll reveal that in November. But in the meantime peruse the table below and make a prediction or two in our comments section. 

Hospital State IT Staff
Hospital State IT Staff
Garden County Hospital Nebraska 2
Greeley County Hospital Kansas 2
Grundy County Memorial Hospital Iowa 2
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Florida 2
Sweetwater Hospital Association Tennessee 3
Transylvania Regional Hospital North Carolina 3
Ashe Memorial Hospital North Carolina 4
Lafayette Regional Health Center Missouri 4
Star Valley Medical Center Wyoming 4
Washington County Hospital & Clinics Iowa 4
Yoakum Community Hospital Texas 4
Black River Memorial Hospital Wisconsin 5
Brookings Hospital South Dakota 5
Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services Nebraska 5
Hendry Regional Medical Center Florida 5
Lake District Hospital Oregon 5
Ringgold County Hospital Iowa 5
Great Bend Regional Hospital Kansas 6
Overland Park Regional Medical Center Kansas 6
Fitzgibbon Hospital Missouri 7
Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion Iowa 7
Littleton Regional Hospital New Hampshire 7
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Wyoming 7
Titusville Area Hospital Pennsylvania 8
Valley General Hospital Washington 8
Auburn Community Hospital New York 10
Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts 10
Moses Taylor Hospital Pennsylvania 10
Northern Inyo Hospital California 10
Seton Health - St. Mary's Hospital New York 10
TriStar Centennial Medical Center Tennessee 10
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Kentucky 11
Henry County Medical Center Tennessee 11
Highlands Medical Center Alabama 11
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley New Jersey 12
San Joaquin General Hospital California 13
Broadlawns Medical Center Iowa 14
Easton Hospital Pennsylvania 15
Lake Region Hospital Minnesota 15
Manatee Healthcare System Florida 15
Southampton Hospital New York 15
University Hospital Michigan 15
Walnut Hill Medical Center Texas 15
Winona Health Services Minnesota 16
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital District of Columbia 17
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Louisiana 17
Faith Regional Health Services Nebraska 18
Fort Memorial Hospital Wisconsin 18
Maria Parham Medical Center North Carolina 18
Northwestern Medical Center Vermont 18
Jackson County Memorial Hospital Oklahoma 19
Regional Medical Center Anniston Alabama 20
Sonora Regional Medical Center California 20
St. Louis Children's Hospital Missouri 20
Fingerlakes Health New York 21
Duncan Regional Hospital Oklahoma 22
Fauquier Health Virginia 22
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Illinois 23
Jacobi Medical Center New York 25
Kaiser Permanente - South Sacramento Medical Center California 25
Lackey Memorial Hospital Mississippi 25
Marina Del Rey Hospital California 25
Molokai General Hospital Hawaii 25
Providence Portland Medical Center Oregon 25
Southern Regional Medical Center Georgia 26
Union Hospital Maryland 26
Baptist Medical Center - South Alabama 28
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton New Jersey 28
Tahoe Forest Hospital California 28
University Medical Center Texas 28
Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen Mississippi 30
Washington Regional Medical Center Arkansas 31
Licking Memorial Hospital Ohio 35
Providence Hospital District of Columbia 35
Salina Regional Health Center Kansas 35
Select Specialty Hospital - Columbus (Mount Carmel Campus) Ohio 36
Trinitas Regional Medical Center New Jersey 37
Baptist St. Anthony's Health System - BSA Hospital Texas 38
United Regional Health Care System - 11th Street Campus Texas 38
Cleveland Clinic Hospital - Cleveland Ohio 40
Tuality Community Hospital Oregon 42
Western Reserve Hospital Ohio 45
West Jefferson medical center Louisiana 46
Holy Name Medical Center New Jersey 47
Martin Luther King Hospital California 48
Beebe Healthcare Delaware 49
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center New Hampshire 49
Mount Nittany Medical Center Pennsylvania 50
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Iowa 50
Frederick Memorial Hospital Maryland 51
Southeastern Regional Medical Center North Carolina 52
Carroll Hospital Center Maryland 55
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula California 56
The Brooklyn Hospital Center New York 61
Kaweah Delta Medical Center California 65
East Jefferson General Hospital Louisiana 68
Freeman Health System Missouri 70
Heritage Valley Health System Pennsylvania 70
Reid Hospital Indiana 70
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center California 74
Medisys Health Network New York 75
Phoebe Putney Health System Georgia 81
Lafayette General Medical Center Louisiana 83
Cape Fear Valley Medical Health North Carolina 86
Flagstaff Medical Center Arizona 90
Inova Health System Virginia 90
MaineGeneral Medical Center - Augusta Campus Maine 90
Cape Cod Hospital Massachusetts 92
St. Francis Medical Center Missouri 94
Baptist Health System Alabama 95
Agnesian HealthCare Wisconsin 98
Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Medical Center Missouri 100
Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Florida 100
Tanner Medical Center - Carrolton Georgia 100
University Hospital New Jersey 100
Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington Virginia 100
Inspira Heath Network New Jersey 110
Phoenix Children's Hospital Arizona 120
UC Irvine Health California 120
Bon Secours - St. Francis Hospital South Carolina 125
Roper Hospital South Carolina 129
HackensackUMC New Jersey 130
Hawaii Pacific Health Hawaii 150
Vassar Brothers Medical Center New York 150
Cook Children's Medical Center Texas 180
Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare Illinois 180
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - City Campus New Jersey 186
Broward Health Florida 196
Benewah Community Hospital Idaho 200
Intermountain Healthcare Utah 200
Meridian Health System New Jersey 221
Baptist Hospital Florida 225
Tampa General Hospital Florida 225
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center North Carolina 231
Baystate Medical Center Massachusetts 250
Hartford Hospital Connecticut 250
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Wisconsin 250
Stony Brook University Medical Center New York 260
Kettering Medical Center Ohio 262
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas 265
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Delaware 275
Ruby Memorial Hospital West Virginia 291
The University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care & Discovery Illinois 293
Centura Health Colorado 300
Johns Hopkins Hospital Maryland 300
Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center Oregon 300
Catholic Health Services of Long Island New York 308
NorthShore Evanston Hospital Illinois 310
Children's Health System of Texas Texas 326
Nationwide Children's Hospital Ohio 327
Kaiser Permanente - San Leandro Medical Center California 460
Seton Medical Center Austin Texas 500
University of Maryland Medical Center Maryland 500
UCLA Health California 600
Sharp HealthCare California 600
Jack D. Weiler Hospital of Montefiore Medical Center New York 660
Duke University Hospital North Carolina 700
Mount Sinai Health System New York 700
New York-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center New York 700
The Mount Sinai Hospital New York 700
Carolinas Healthcare System North Carolina 797
Adventist Health System Florida 800
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas 900
Montefiore New York 1000
Baylor Scott & White Health Texas 1050
North Shore University Hospital New York 1200
UPMC Pennsylvania 1400
Stanford Health Care California 2000