Sayre, PA- The Physical Therapy department at Robert Packer Hospital was recently recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®), a national performance measurement and benchmarking organization.
The department recently received a Certificate of Outcomes Excellence from FOTO, which recognizes practices that have exceeded the organization's predicted risk-adjusted change score for the prior four consecutive quarters. FOTO provides standard methods for collection and reporting risk-adjusted comparative data that demonstrates quality of care and the level of improvement experienced by patients.
"This is an important achievement for our department because it provides an objective, third-party assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the therapy we provide," states Susan Sinay, Director of Rehabilitation Services. "It is very rewarding to have the quality of our work validated in this way." FOTO has the first functional health status measure approved for physical rehabilitation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.