Published on February 08, 2022

Enloe Medical Center Named One of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for Second Consecutive Year

Healthgrades 250 Best Hospitals in the NationCHICO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2022 – For the second consecutive year, Enloe Medical Center has earned designation as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ for patient safety and quality, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. The distinction places Enloe in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed across the country.

“Patient safety and quality care will always be our priority at Enloe,” said Mike Wiltermood, Enloe Medical Center’s president and CEO. “This recognition from Healthgrades for the second consecutive year is an outstanding affirmation of the ongoing commitment to our mission from each and every Enloe caregiver. We are proud to earn this accolade while navigating our way through the challenging landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving 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 Medical Center 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.”

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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.


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

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