Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Rehab Services Receives FOTO® Outcomes Excellence Award
The rehab services department at Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) has been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®) for four consecutive quarter profile reporting periods ending 2nd quarter of 2013.
FOTO is a nationwide outcomes database and reporting service for health care providers. These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize the excellence achieved in effectiveness of treatment. By receiving this recognition, MDCMC’s rehab services department has achieved a greater increase in function for their patients than the national average.
FOTO outcomes data are beneficial because they provide a benchmark measure for overall quality and value of the services offered by an organization. According to Deb Whitelaw-Gorski, MDCMC director of rehab services, "FOTO data collection continues to help our outpatient therapy team demonstrate all the good we are doing in a qualitative way. We are proud that the data shows we are efficient in our outpatient care; that we get great outcomes in fewer visits and in shorter periods of time compared to other clinics collecting data. This data also shows that we exceeded the nationally predicted risk-adjusted Functional Change (FS score) for four (4) consecutive quarter profile reporting periods, a great achievement. We are very proud of our therapy staff who provide outpatient care at sites located in Sturgeon Bay at the Cherry Point Mall and the hospital, as well as in Algoma at the Algoma Medical Center and in Sister Bay at Scandia Good Samaritan.”
By receiving this recognition, Ministry Door County Medical Center’s rehab services department 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 has provided outcome data to healthcare providers since 1994. More than 1,000 organizations have contributed to the FOTO database.