Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health plans, has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by three publications. In the first half of 2010, the organization was ranked No. 1 by Diversity MBA Magazine for diverse managers, and No. 2 in the San Francisco Business Times' list of "Best Places to Work." This week, the organization was ranked in the top third of Computerworld magazine's top 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology.
"We are honored to be named a best place to work by these varied publications," said Paul Records, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Kaiser Permanente. "We take great pride in having a company culture that supports innovation, teamwork and success, and in providing a workplace where employees feel valued and can excel. These awards recognize the committed employees that help make Kaiser Permanente one of the best health care organizations in the world."
This is the first time Kaiser Permanente has participated in the Computerworld list of top 100 companies. Earlier this year Kaiser Permanente's IT employees completed the publication's survey, resulting in Kaiser Permanente being ranked No. 27 on the list. Computerworld's annual list of "Best Places to Work in Information Technology" ranks the top 100 work environments in the U.S. for technology professionals 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.
"The recognition by Computerworld underscores Kaiser Permanente's ongoing efforts to define the standard for being the best place to work in health IT," said Philip Fasano, chief information officer, Kaiser Permanente. "This recognition is the direct result of our own employees acknowledging their pride in the Kaiser Permanente mission to deliver high-quality, affordable health care to all communities."