For Immediate Release
October 17, 2013
Contact: Kristi Mengelt
(317) 496-8270 (on-call media cell)
Community Health Network’s Physical Therapy and Rehab and Spine Center
Receives FOTO® Outcomes Excellence Certificate
Indianapolis, IN – Community Health Network’s Physical Therapy and Rehab and Spine Center have been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®), a nationwide outcomes data base and reporting service for healthcare providers. These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize the excellence achieved in effectiveness of treatment during the past twelve months. Community’s Physical Therapy and Rehab and Spine Center have demonstrated a greater increase in function for their patients than the national aggregate average.
FOTO has provided outcome data to healthcare providers since 1994. More than 1,000 organizations have contributed to the FOTO data base. Al Amato, FOTO’s President says that “Community Health Network has proven the quality of their care by exceeding the average performance data of all the progressive organizations across the country that are part of the FOTO network.”
FOTO outcomes data are beneficial because they provide a benchmark measure for overall quality and value of the services offered by an organization. FOTO has the first Functional Health Status Measure approved for physical rehabilitation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's list of approved quality measures in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), a public repository for evidence-based quality measures sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov).
Locations awarded include:
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab – County Line
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab – East
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab – Hillsdale
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab – Saxony
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab - Shadeland
Community Physical Therapy and Rehab – Washington
Community Spine Center – North
Community Spine Center – South
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.