Quality Initiatives

Enloe Medical Center is engaged around creating a culture of quality and patient-centered care that makes the Enloe experience special. Enloe caregivers participate in a number of quality assurance initiatives and publicly released surveys. We continually look for ways to achieve higher quality, reaching out to patients and their families to create programs that are meaningful, and building effective bridges with the community to support health along the continuum of care. Through Enloe's focus on continual quality improvements, we create excellence every day.

Enloe's Quality Summit

Enloe Medical Center's latest annual Quality Summit was held in April 2017. This annual event brings together employees and physicians from the Enloe Medical Staff to review current quality initiatives, celebrate achievements and identify new initiatives. Each year, we look for the best ideas that are evidence-based and can make a difference to patient care. Leading up to the Quality Summit, staff throughout the medical center create posters that illustrate the quality projects that they've been engaged in. In the 2016-2017 year, 77 posters were created highlighting the many ways we provide quality care. From implementing new clinical care bundles to enhancing financial stewardship, this grassroots effort showcases the many faces of quality at Enloe.

Quality Summit Annual Report

The Quality Summit Annual Report provides an update on the quality initiatives identified in the year prior, summarizes quality efforts undertaken at the medical center, highlights recognition received for exceptional quality care, identifies the "Quality Summit Award" recipient and announces the newest quality initiatives. Download the 2017 Enloe Quality Summit Annual Report (Adobe PDF).

Enloe's 2017-2018 Quality Initiatives

Enloe will address these newly chosen quality initiatives while continuing to follow those set in past years.

Epic Implementation: Throughout 2017 and into 2018, Enloe will lay the foundation for the integrated health record system, Epic. Epic creates seamless information sharing among clinicians and allows patients greater access to their own health information. The transition will be completed in spring 2018.

Medication Safety Use of Anticoagulation Medications: New medications are available to treat conditions requiring anticoagulation, such as deep vein blood clots and the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. This quality initiative will implement evidence-based guidelines for the safe use of these new therapies and educate clinicians on their most appropriate use.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Studies show that specific interventions can improve the experience and outcomes of perioperative patients. Called Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS), these steps improve pre-operative readiness by optimizing a patient’s nutritional status and reduce post-operative nausea and pain.

For more about quality at Enloe, please visit our Accomplishments page and the Hospital Compare website.

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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