About Enloe Medical Center

Enloe Medical Center is a 298-bed non-profit hospital with the mission of improving the quality of your life through patient-centered care. It is one of two Level II trauma centers north of Sacramento, houses the region’s only Level II neonatal intensive care unit and operates the FlightCare air ambulance service. Enloe’s comprehensive medical services include cardiac surgery, stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer care, maternity care and bariatrics. Enloe is one of the few California hospitals still locally governed. The hospital’s community-based, volunteerĀ Board of Trustees protects this local status and assures that dollars earned are reinvested to improve the health of the community.


A century ago, a passion for medicine and quality care led a young physician to migrate West, where in 1913, Dr. Newton Thomas Enloe opened the original Enloe Hospital. The hospital was located on Flume Street in Chico (see photo at right). In 1937, the hospital opened in its existing location on the Esplanade. Dr. Enloe (see photo below, circa 1918) spent a lifetime assuring North Valley residents received quality medical care.

Today, that vision continues. Through the excellence of our employees and medical staff, Enloe Medical Center has grown to become the region's most comprehensive medical center, and one of the few hospital organizations of its size in California still locally governed. As a non-profit organization, our volunteer community board protects Enloe's local status and assures that dollars earned are reinvested to improve the health of our community.

We welcome you to Enloe -- a place where employees, volunteers and physicians collaborate to improve the quality of your life through-patient centered care.



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