v2.4.0.8
DEI Info Cover Page Document
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
May 04, 2015
Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name ENSIGN GROUP, INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001125376  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2015  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   22,450,488