Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) for the Outcomes Excellence Award for orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services has been recognized by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) for the Outcomes Excellence Award for orthopaedic rehabilitation.
The award was presented Wednesday at the center's location at 204 N. Lincoln St., Neosho.
"(FOTO) is a computer based survey that our patients take," said Ryan Collier, director of rehabilitation for Freeman Neosho Hospital. "It is a very large database, it is probably the largest rehabilitation database that there is. Each of our patients - from the age of 14 and older - take a survey when they come in. They take the survey and a predicted outcome is given based off of that data."
FOTO is a national performance and benchmarking organization that gathers patient outcome date from more than 4,200 clinics and is based on 11 million patient assessments. Patient outcomes are a measure of the effectiveness of orthopaedic physical therapy - how much improvement providers are abel to help patients achieve. Data from Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services, which includes the length of time and number of visits, shows patients were abel to receive successful outcomes in three few visits - or 24 percent fewer - than the national average.
"The award that we got is that we have excited the national average for four-quarters straight with that FOTO outcome," he said. "We basically have the world-class care in Neosho, Mo., we are the top echelon of clinics in the nation comparatively. And we have exceeded that for four quarters."
To earn the Outcomes Excellence Award, a provider must consistently achieve superior scores for patient improvements, treatment efficiency and patient satisfaction for our consecutive quarters. Each quarter, FOTO produces benchmarked reports for its subscribers that are used to help providers understand how their clinics compare to others and use the information to manage their clinics to provide the best patient care.
"Our team at Freeman Neosho Rehabilitation Services strives to provide the most effective treatment in the most effective manner," Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker said. "This award acknowledges our commitment to provide proven, superior care in a few visits as necessary."
Renee Denton, Freeman Neosho Hospital chief operating officer, added, "in our ever changing fast-pace world, it is very important to get our patients back to their daily lives just as quickly as possible. We are dedicated to providing our communities patients with the safest, highest quality of care very close to home. here, we treat each patient as an individual and we work hard to make sure that he or she has a positive experience with our therapists and our