Published on October 21, 2021

Enloe Named America’s 100 Best for Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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CHICO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 — Enloe Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award have, on average, a 32.9 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“Patients can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care and Gastrointestinal Surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Healthgrades’ chief medical officer and head of data science.

Enloe Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for four years in a row (2019-2022)
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star recipient for Valve Surgery in 2022
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for two years in a row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2022
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2022

“Receiving this recognition from Healthgrades is a direct reflection of the dedication to quality and safety demonstrated by each and every caregiver in our organization,” said Mike Wiltermood, Enloe Medical Center’s president and CEO. “We work tirelessly to ensure that our community can trust us to provide care for them and their loved ones. To achieve these results against the backdrop of an ongoing global pandemic illustrates the unwavering drive our medical center has to deliver quality, patient-centered care.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute-care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology

Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.

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