Moffitt Cancer Center chosen for Computerworld’s 2011 list of best places to work in information technology

(PR NewsChannel) / June 20, 2011 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Moffitt Cancer CenterIDG’s Computerworld has ranked Moffitt Cancer Center No. 87 on the 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2011, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Honorees will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

“At Moffitt Cancer Center, we are driven to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer every day. We cannot meet this mission without a solid foundation laid in IT,” said Mark Hulse, R.N., vice president of Information Services and chief information officer. “It is an accomplishment to be honored by Computerworld once again.”

Four percent of Moffitt’s 4,197 employees work in IT. They have the option of incorporating flextime and participating in job sharing. Employees can develop technical skills and access Web-based and third-party training through Knowledge Management Services. This department gives new employees access to orientation and Web-based training.

Moffitt’s benefits package also includes on-site child care, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, prepaid tuition assistance, pension plan, 403(b) plan, and parental leave. Moffitt also offers a free onsite health care clinic for employees with no co-pay required. Clinicians evaluate and treat minor illnesses, monitor chronic conditions, and write prescriptions.

Moffitt joins a list of many top-performing IT organizations across the country, including No. 1 USAA, No. 2 Securian Financial Group Inc. and No. 3 General Mills Inc.

“To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it’s not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer’s revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year’s Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities.”

About the Best Places to Work in IT: Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual “Best Places to Work in IT” feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

About Moffitt Cancer Center: Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center – a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt marks a very important anniversary this year – 25 years committed to one mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About Computerworld: Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at


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