Sarah Bush Lincoln is listed third in a list of the “10 Best Medium Hospital IT Departments, 2013” by Healthcare IT News. In a profile related to the honor, Sarah Bush Lincoln IT department was noted for its positive workplace culture and work-life balance.
The “Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments” program was launched by Healthcare IT News three years ago with the goals of uncovering characteristics that drive workplace satisfaction in hospital IT workplaces, spotlighting top performers, and establishing best practices that all hospital IT departments can embrace.
This year, 5,557 IT employees from 107 participating hospitals completed the publication’s 67-question online survey. “A commitment to work-life balance is a key part of the culture in the IT department at Sarah Bush Lincoln,” Maggie Ratliff, vice president of Information Systems, said. “We, as an organization, make a tremendous effort to know the employees, their family, and what their needs are.”
Tim Ols, SBL president and CEO, praised the department’s commitment to SBL’s mission of providing exceptional care to all as an organization. “Whatever project they are working on, they’re always talking about, ‘How will this help our patients? How will this help our staff?’ They keep our community in mind no matter what they do,” he said.