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CHS Information Services Named to 2012 List of "Best Places to Work" - Archived

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Information Services Department (CHS IS) has been named by IDG’s Computerworld as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Information Technology. The list of 100 was featured in the June 18th issue of Computerworld and is listed on

The annual listing is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire of company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Companies that are identified as potential “Best Places” then participate in an anonymous employee survey that factors into the rankings and results.

 Key CHS strengths that contributed to the recognition include:

  • Employee programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and reward employees who meet healthy-living goals with health insurance premium reductions.
  • Programs that recognize employees for a job well done.  
  • High employee engagement, as measured by independently administered employee surveys that rate leadership and work environment of CHS and the IS department.
  • Active leadership in the implementation and adoption of technology that improves care for patients.
  • Ongoing strength of CHS, demonstrated by continued expansion of facilities and services and steady growth of career opportunities. 
  • Strong corporate benefits, including a health plan, retirement plan and vacation time.
  • Adoption of programs to support a strong balance between work and home, including flexible scheduling and telecommuting.

“For CHS, national recognition for our professional information technology staff and leadership is fantastic, but it highlights overall CHS corporate initiatives that extend beyond IS,” said Craig Richardville, senior vice president and chief information officer at CHS. 

 “The recognition will also benefit our ongoing recruiting initiatives, spotlighting CHS as a leading employer of choice across industries, helping us to recruit top talent that could choose other healthcare organizations or other major industries such as finance or energy.”