Enloe gets national nod

Consumer Reports ranks Enloe among nation’s top hospitals for surgery

Enloe Medical Center was listed by Consumer Reports as being among the top 10 hospitals in the nation for its overall surgery-success rating.

The magazine’s report, titled “Your safer-surgery survival guide,” rated more than 2,400 hospitals across the nation, according to an Enloe press release. The top-10 list—which included one other California hospital, Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla—was compiled by identifying hospitals that scored highest in overall surgery rating, then narrowed down to those facilities that regularly perform at least 10 kinds of surgeries and received high ratings in at least 30 percent of those (without earning a low rating for any surgery), according to ConsumerReports.org.

In the report, Dr. Marcia Nelson, Enloe’s vice president of medical affairs, pointed to the hospital’s annual quality summit as a key part of its success.