SOURCE: Nemours

June 27, 2005 10:05 ET

IDG's Computerworld Names Nemours to Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Nemours announced today that IDG's Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," has selected it as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the weekly IT publication's 12th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 27 issue and online at Computerworld.com.

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. In addition, this year Computerworld surveyed more than 20,435 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.

"Our IT group greatly enhances the ability of our physicians and other scientists in their work of diagnosing, treating and frequently curing the conditions that affect children. We are very proud and grateful for the Computerworld recognition; we applaud the IT team and this honor they have clearly earned," said W. Jeff Wadsworth, President and CEO of Nemours. "Nemours is intent on improving children's health care by making service safer and by building a high standard of quality. Our IT team plays a critical role in making each experience with Nemours uniquely satisfying for the patients and families in our care."

Nemours has one of the most advanced electronic environments in the country devoted to pediatric health care. This includes a fully deployed ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR), integrating an unprecedented 20 pediatric specialties, hundreds of physicians and nurses, and thousands of employees across four states.

Nemours' robust clinical care system for in-patient and outpatient care includes physician order entry, automated pharmacy dispensing, bar code medication administration checking, and computer-generated alerts and reminders. Its innovation in telemedicine technology expands access to cost-effective health care into homes of chronically ill patients. Clinical researchers, physicians and administrators rely on an extensive data warehouse to develop and refine the most effective protocols to treat children. For community-based physicians who refer patients to Nemours' specialists, the launching of a secure Web-based portal will provide immediate access to their patient's EMR. Nemours also proudly owns two top award-winning Web sites: www.KidsHealth.org and www.Nemours.org

The customized array of health options is a big plus in the work environment of Nemours. Innovative benefits include an original medical and preventive care program, "Bridge to a Healthy Future," featuring an absence of premiums, deductibles or coinsurance for covered in-network services for eligible children of full-time employees.

"This year's Best Places to Work rankings represent companies across the industry that recognize how a strong commitment to and investment in employees is synonymous with creating a great IT work environment," said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Once again, we found that IT professionals are looking for rewarding and challenging projects, access to leading-edge technologies, career growth and development and a comfortable work/life balance. Our Best Places companies not only offer these benefits, but do so in a manner that goes well above industry norms."

Other companies that Computerworld ranked among the Best Places to Work include Aflac, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, General Mills, MasterCard International, Staples, Inc., UPS and Verizon Wireless. To view the complete list of the Best Places to Work in IT please visit, www.computerworld.com/2005bestplaces.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

About Nemours

Nemours provides institutions and services to improve the health of children. Employing over 400 pediatric physicians, subspecialists and surgeons, Nemours cared for approximately a quarter of a million children during nearly one million encounters in 2004, making Nemours one of the nation's largest pediatric subspecialty group practices.

In addition to the many ongoing research, education, health and prevention programs, Nemours owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, and major children's specialty centers in Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando and Pensacola), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr), New Jersey (Atlantic City and Voorhees) and many primary care pediatric practices throughout Delaware. Additionally, the most visited health care Web site online for children and teens, www.kidshealth.org is a project of Nemours.

Nemours is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Florida, University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Main Line Health System, Virtua Health, AtlantiCare Regional Health System, Wolfson Children's Hospital, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Additional information can be found at www.nemours.org

Contact Information

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