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January 9, 2010

Rush Foundation Hospital Rehabilitation Services receives FOTO Outcomes Excellence Certificate

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Rush Foundation Hospital Rehabilitation Services has 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 12 months. Rush Foundation Hospital has demonstrated a greater increase in function for their patients than the national aggregate average.

FOTO has provided outcomes 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 “Rush Foundation Hospital Rehabilitation Services has proven the quality of their care by exceeding the average performance data of all the progressive organizations across the country who 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 quality measures sponsored by the Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Rush Rehabilitation Services is a comprehensive program providing a full range of services to patients in the acute care or outpatient settings. The services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Because of Rush’s continued dedication to the improved health of the community, it has expanded services to include aquatic therapy, pre-employment and post employment testing, and a reading clinic.

Rush Health Systems is headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi with healthcare facilities in East Mississippi and West Alabama. The organization includes Rush Foundation Hospital, Specialty Hospital, Medical Foundation, Inc., Magna Home Health, and Rush Medical Group of Meridian, Mississippi, Laird Hospital in Union, Mississippi, H.C. Watkins Hospital in Quitman, Mississippi, and Scott Regional Hospital in Morton, Mississippi.

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