Enloe Named One of America’s 250 Best HospitalsAmerica's 250 Best Hospitals

Enloe Medical Center this year joined some elite company. Healthgrades named the medical center one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals. The award places Enloe in the top 5% of 4,500 hospitals evaluated for patient safety and quality.

“Patient safety and quality care will always be our priority at Enloe,” said Mike Wiltermood, Enloe Medical Center’s President and CEO. “We are especially proud to earn this accolade during such a difficult time for the North State. Our community can always count on Enloe, no matter the crisis.”

Healthgrades selected America’s best hospitals using data collected by the government from 2017-2019. The organization tracked outcomes for Medicare patients receiving treatment for 19 common conditions.

Patients who went to the top hospitals had, on average, a 27.4% lower risk of death than those who went elsewhere. If all hospitals performed to the level of Healthgrades’ 250 best, more than 167,000 patients who died might have lived.

“It’s really cool to see what this nonprofit hospital has done,” said Robin Kiuttu, RN, an admitting nurse. “We’re like this unique little gem that’s not like anything else in the state.” Kiuttu has worked in several of Enloe’s departments over a 43-year career. She’s not surprised Enloe made the list.


 It’s really cool to see what this nonprofit hospital has done. We’re like this unique little gem that’s not like anything else in the state," said Robin Kiuttu, RN, an admitting nurse.

“We’ve always been on the forefront,” she said. “Equipment, procedures, knowledge, services — we’re always pushing to have everybody else keep up with us.”

Enloe’s care received high marks across the board, earning the following awards:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care (second year in a row)
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award (third year in a row)
  • Top 10% of the nation for critical care

“Amidst the coronavirus crisis, it has never been more important to acknowledge the hospitals that remain committed to delivering the highest quality care,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Healthgrades’ Chief Medical Officer.

A commitment to quality care isn’t easy under the circumstances.

“They’re probably the most stressed I’ve ever seen them,” Kiuttu said of the care team. However, she’s quick to add that the future at Enloe is even brighter.

“Give us a little bit of time without a catastrophe,” she said. “You think we’re good now, wait until we don’t have a fire, a flood or a pandemic.”

To learn more about Healthgrades, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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