Healthcare IT Company SCC Soft Computer inducted into Training magazine Top 10 Hall of Fame: Firm is honored after being ranked among the Top 10 companies for workforce training and leadership development for the fourth consecutive year

February 15, 2012

(Clearwater, FL) February 14, 2012 – SCC Soft Computer has been inducted into Training magazine's Training Top 10 Hall of Fame. The announcement came last night during the black tie gala, “An Evening with the Stars,” at the Training 2012 Conference and Expo in Atlanta. The healthcare information technology firm qualified for the recognition by being ranked in the top 10 of the Training Top 125 for the past four years. (The Training Top 125 is the prominent annual list of companies that excel at employee training and development and are unsurpassed in harnessing human capital.) SCC Soft Computer shared the spotlight with fellow inductee, computer software giant Microsoft Corporation.

SCC is the first healthcare information technology company to rank among Training’s Top 10 for four consecutive years, including two years in the Training Top 5. In fact, SCC is the only healthcare IT firm to ever place among the Top 10 or the Top 5.

“We are so honored to be inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame and readily accept the responsibilities of this recognition,” said Don Keller, SCC’s chief learning officer and Vice President of Global Education. “This is a phenomenal achievement not only for the Educational Services department but also for all of our associates. Many SCC employees participate in training others and display the passion for excellence that has earned us these accolades.”

Since 2007, SCC has placed in the Training Top 15, the Training Top 10, and the Training Top 5 based on the company’s qualitative and quantitative response to the publication’s questionnaire, as well as SCC’s commitment to a blended learning approach to education and training. The company offers multiple learning methods to enable SCC clients and staff to become expert users of SCC’s robust healthcare information system software applications. SCC has also been recognized by Training with awards in 2010 and 2011 for Top Evaluation/Business Metrics Score and for Outstanding Training Initiative in 2011.

“SCC is an organization that recognizes the importance of training and continuing education, and values the contributions made by well-trained employees. We’ve built SCC’s Educational Services (EDS) department from the ground up. In less than 10 years, we assembled one of the finest professional training teams in the healthcare information technology industry,” said Keller. “In February 1998, SCC offered 17 instructor-led courses to its clients and 240 employees. Within just three years, we created a department that today serves more than 1,600 internal clients and over 6,000 external clients with a training staff of 40+ worldwide. We currently offer several thousand courses to SCC's clients and staff.”

With the support of its executive management team, SCC’s EDS team continues to build on the foundation of its global training program, aligning it with the company’s strategic goals and objectives. “Education and training continue to play a vital role in increasing SCC’s revenue,” said Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s founder and chief executive officer. “Over the years, SCC has avoided layoffs and has continued to add positions and new career paths, and we are determined to stay on this course. Since the economic downturn, SCC’s hiring has slowed, and we’ve transitioned employees to areas of growth, such as our Genetics Information Systems Suite business unit. We use continuing education and employee training to help us stay at the forefront of the highly competitive and dynamic healthcare IT industry.”

“We have created a culture of learning in our organization,” Keller added. “The foundation of our workforce training and professional development program is that we embrace the philosophy of running training like a business. We link training and development to SCC’s business strategy and focus on business issues rather than training content. We're committed to continuing our path of reengineering our business and addressing the challenges faced by our clients and staff.”

In addition to being recognized for its commitment to workforce training and leadership development with rankings in the Training Top 125 nine times in 10 years, SCC has received many other industry awards. The company placed 3rd in the 2009 ASTD BEST Awards, sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development, and received three ASTD/ISPI OPAL awards in 2009 and 2010 for Excellence in Leadership Development, Team Success, and Customer Satisfaction. For a list of other awards and recognition achieved by SCC, visit the “About SCC” section at www.softcomputer.com.

About Training
Training magazine is a 48-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. The magazine delves into management issues such as leadership and succession planning, HR issues such as recruitment and retention, and training issues such as learning theory, on-the-job skills assessments and aligning core workforce competencies to enhance the bottom line impact of training and development programs. Written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries, Training combines a paid circulation with qualified, controlled recipients to deliver the strongest circulation in the market.

Training magazine is currently published by The Lakewood Media Group, led by managing partners Mike Murrell and Bryan Powell based in Minneapolis. Joining them as a managing partner is Philip Jones, a former editor of Training magazine who launched the brand’s highly successful newsletters – now published online – as well as several leading industry events including the annual Training Conference & Expo. All three managing partners are former Lakewood vice presidents, with Powell functioning in the role of Training’s business manager for a number of years.

The Lakewood Media Group publishes six print issues annually of Training; manages the brand’s Websites and online certificate programs; and produces the industry’s premier recognition program for excellence: the Training Top 125.

Training's Conference & Expo – which includes the Training Top 125 black-tie gala – is held annually in February. Visit www.TrainingMagEvents.com for upcoming locations.

About the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame
In 2008, Training established the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame to recognize those companies that have held Top 10 spots in the Training Top 125 for at least four consecutive years. Since then, 13 companies have been inducted into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame: Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young, General Mills, Inc., IBM, KLA-Tencor, KPMG LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, SCC Soft Computer, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Pfizer purchased Wyeth in 2009).

Members of the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame are inducted for a period of no less than three years (and a maximum of five years). After that time, they may reapply to the Training Top 125 for consideration.

For more information visit www.trainingmag.com.

About SCC Soft Computer
SCC is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, outreach, pharmacy, and radiology information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled clinical information management system solutions. Since 1979, SCC Soft Computer has provided powerful, clinical information system solutions to hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.

Considered the largest LIS (laboratory information system) software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 1,600 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments. SCC's flagship product, SoftLab®, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics.

SCC has been ranked each year in the Healthcare Informatics Top 100 by Revenue, an annual ranking of companies by healthcare IT revenue. The companies included in the ranking sell IT products and services to health plans, provider organizations, and other business entities, offering everything from highly specialized best-of-breed applications to comprehensive enterprise-wide solutions. Consistently ranked 1st in the MD Buyline survey, a comprehensive, vendor-independent database used by hospitals and other medical facilities during the capital planning and purchasing process, SCC outranks its competitors in all categories.

SCC has been ranked the Number 1 Laboratory Blood Bank application in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report in 2009, 2010, and 2011. SoftBank®, SCC’s blood bank and transfusion service management system, has been recognized as the category leader in blood bank information management system solutions for three consecutive years. (www.KLASreasearch.com)

SCC is also ranked the Number 1 Laboratory application for Small (1-200 beds) Hospitals in the 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. SoftLab, SCC's flagship laboratory information system, has been recognized as the category leader in laboratory information management system solutions. (www.KLASreasearch.com)

SCC is one of the few LIS vendors who can say their systems work as well in a 150-bed community hospital as they do in a high-volume healthcare system. Their robust, integrated information systems dramatically increase productivity in the laboratory enabling hospitals of all sizes to do more in less time with fewer FTEs.

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