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Responding to COVID-19

Moving Forward Together

Thank you for helping us make a difference. Together, your philanthropic impact continues to touch the lives of countless of patients and caregivers at Enloe Medical Center, and many others in our community. Explore:

Helping Vaccinate Our CommunityKen Grossman and Katie Gonser

The donors who give to the Enloe Foundation change lives every day. Their generosity helps improve critical medical services, facilities, and programs that enhance the health of our community and offer hope to those Enloe Medical Center serves.

Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are available, donors are once again making an impact.

To help with this effort, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Founder Ken Grossman and his wife, Katie Gonser, have established a matching grant in the amount of $750,000 at the Enloe Foundation. The couple will match every dollar given, up to $750,000.Golden Valley Bank team with Enloe Senior Team

President and CEO of Golden Valley Bank Mark Francis, pictured on the right, answered the call with the first matched gift of $75,000.

“Our economy needs a good shot in the arm! Getting as many folks vaccinated as soon as possible is the best way to get past this pandemic,” Mark said. “We encourage our business community to answer Ken and Katie’s call to get our community vaccinated and our economy back on track.”

Our sincerest thank you to him and Dan Gonzales for Meriam Park’s contribution of space for our vaccine clinic and a cash donation of $75,000 from Fifth Sun.

Fifth Sun and Enloe's Senior Team“In addition to the health and wellness of community members during COVID-19, I hope for the economic health of local businesses and their ability to weather this pandemic,” said Dan, pictured on the right.

“Owning four businesses with over 400 employees, I have personally felt the challenges many businesses face during COVID-19.  I believe our path toward recovery begins with the vaccination of as many people as fast as possible. I encourage other businesses to join us and help remove the financial constraints Enloe faces in its efforts to vaccinate our population as quickly as we can.”

Tri Counties Bank President and CEO with Enloe Senior TeamTri Counties Bank also contributed with a generous donation of $100,000. “We are proud to partner with the Enloe Foundation and assist in the efforts to vaccinate community members in Butte County,” said Tri Counties Banks President and CEO Richard Smith, pictured on the right . “We are committed to the safety of our community and to the recovery of small businesses that are struggling through the challenges of this pandemic.”

Others have also answered the call. Thank you to the Foor Foundation for its $20,000 donation, and to these generous individuals and businesses that donated $5,000 or more to support Enloe’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts:

  • Dr. and Mrs. Garth Gregory
  • Harris & Plottel, LLP
  • Randall W. Holt, Ph.D., and Linnea A. Sheppard
  • Brian and Karen Sweeney
  • Transfer Flow, Inc.
  • Ernie Washington Charitable Fund

We are extremely grateful to the community members who have donated time, resources and money to help Enloe vaccinate our community against COVID-19. Want to help? Contact the Enloe Foundation at (530) 332-4550 or make a gift now.

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A Message from Enloe’s CEO

Mike Wiltermood,
Enloe’s president and CEO

For more than 100 years, Enloe Medical Center has been a partnership with our community, and in that time, we have made it through challenges and disasters, together. The strength of our partnership has never been more evident than in our fight against COVID-19.

Though the past months have brought unprecedented impacts to our daily lives, the resiliency of our region remains unchanged, as does Enloe’s ability to meet the needs of our community.

On behalf of our entire Enloe family, I want to thank you — and our entire community — for your remarkable generosity. What a difference your gifts have made. Together, we have funded new technology, increased testing abilities, and provided supplies and resources to ensure patient, visitor and caregiver safety. Your contributions and support undoubtedly provide a much-needed boost to our caregivers during these challenging times.

Enloe Medical Center is one of the North State’s most important and valued community assets. More than 4,000 employees, physicians, volunteers and leaders care for our community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — no matter what the crisis.

Thank you for being here during our time of need, so we can be there for yours.
Mike Wiltermood

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Front line heroHeroic Caregivers

Responding to COVID-19 has been routine for Enloe caregivers. The routine of running toward a disaster, rather than away, has played a large role in keeping our community safe.

These heroic actions day in, and day out, ensure our ability to meet the needs of our community while keeping Enloe Medical Center a safe place to seek care.

Proactive Measures

Throughout the pandemic, our top priority has remained you. That’s why we focused on consistent and transparent updates, added new services, and more.

Candid Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving and Enloe continues evolving with it. Our drive to provide you with the most current news and information regarding COVID-19 helped launch video check-ins on social media to highlight Enloe’s safety measures, recommendations and more.

Dr. Almanza

A New Service

To ensure urgent care needs were met, Enloe launched a telehealth service called EnloeAnywhere. It connects community members with a caregiver and is available 24/7 through the EnloeAnywhere app found in the Apple Store or Google Play Store, or by going to

Public Service

To promote safety guidelines and help slow the spread of COVID-19, Enloe led a campaign that encouraged face coverings, social distancing, handwashing and staying home when sick. The campaign consisted of public service announcements that aired in English and Spanish.


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New building Rapid Response

Safeguarding the Medical Center

To reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, Enloe Medical Center erected screening tents outside the hospital’s main and Emergency department entrances to examine patients and visitors for signs of respiratory illness.

Later, when the summer heat reached triple-digit temperatures, Enloe transitioned from the tents to a temperature-controlled modular building located outside the Emergency department. This new building allows for social distancing and care of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

Virtual Visitations

Despite changes in Enloe’s visitation policy to comply with public safety guidelines, we know the positive impact visits have on healing. That’s why Enloe purchased tablets to ensure patients have access to virtual visitation options so they can stay connected with those they love most during their stay at Enloe Medical Center.

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Butte County’s Field Medical StationButte County’s FMS

Butte County Public Health worked closely with Enloe Medical Center to secure the location of Butte County’s Field Medical Station (FMS) at Enloe’s Rehabilitation Center.

The site was designed to expand medical care in the event Butte County saw a surge of COVID-19 patients.

The FMS was set up in 48 hours, largely thanks to Enloe caregivers who worked around the clock to properly turn the Rehabilitation Center into a 125-bed temporary hospital. Though never put into action, Enloe was the only hospital in California to house its county’s FMS.

Physical therapy Teaming with Chico Sports Club

With Enloe’s Rehabilitation Center serving as Butte County’s FMS, a short-term lease agreement went into effect between Enloe and Chico Sports Club to temporarily house Enloe’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Program.

Additionally, Chico Physical Therapy offered two treatment rooms and an exercise area for Enloe’s use.

COVID-19 testingImproving Testing

Facing limited testing abilities and delayed results, a collaboration between Enloe and Pathology Sciences Medical Group (PSMG) was developed — significantly speeding up COVID-19 testing for patients admitted into Enloe Medical Center and caregivers who showed symptoms of the virus.

Results are often delivered within 24 hours.

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We Will Get Through This

At Enloe Medical Center, we prepare for disasters year-round. We know how to respond and do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, and community. Safety is at the core of everything we do. But we cannot do this alone.

Together, we will get through these challenging times. Want to lend a hand? Consider volunteering, making a monetary donation or sending a thank you note, like several people have done already. Your gesture will help us continue to move forward.

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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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