Published on March 03, 2022

Enloe Shines for Safety, Quality

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For the second consecutive year, Enloe Medical Center was named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for patient safety and quality. The distinction places the medical center in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals evaluated across the country. 

“This is an incredibility important designation and a testament to the skill and dedication of our caregivers,” said Jolene Francis, Enloe’s Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications.

“Patient safety and quality care are always a priority at Enloe Medical Center,” added Mike Wiltermood, Enloe’s President and CEO. “This recognition from Healthgrades is an outstanding affirmation of the ongoing commitment to our mission. We are proud to earn this accolade while navigating our way through the challenging landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and still facing many challenges as a result of the Camp Fire.”

“It is a great achievement to be awarded as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

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From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals that achieved this recognition, on average had a 27.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.

In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Enloe and other 2022 Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals, 160,256 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.

“It is a great achievement to be awarded as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Now more than ever, patients are learning the importance of taking control of their health and using resources like Healthgrades to find the perfect hospital and caregiver match. We commend Enloe Medical Center for providing superior service and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

To learn more about Healthgrades, including how it determines award recipients, visit https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology.