Sleep Disorders Center at Dukes achieves accreditation

PERU, INDIANA -- Dukes Memorial Hospital proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for sleep lab services. ACHC offers a patient-focused approach to sleep accreditation with principles that were developed with direct input from industry professionals to ensure relevant and realistic standards.

Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards and a higher quality of patient care while enhancing business efficiencies. Accreditation by the ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. 

What does Dukes Memorial Hospital’s sleep lab accreditation mean for patients?  Accreditation is done voluntarily by the hospital and by achieving accreditation it shows patients that the sleep lab has achieved the gold standard by which referring physicians and potential patients can evaluate the range of services offered in any given medical specialty.

Professional healthcare accreditation has been shown to lead to improvements in both patient care and outcomes in all specialties. In some fields, accreditation is often required for reimbursement of many healthcare services, especially for Medicare patients—even if state regulations don’t demand it. Strict parameters guide accredited sleep facilities and the professionals who work there, which means patients can be confident in the quality of service they receive.

ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

Dukes Memorial Hospital is a community healthcare provider serving north central Indiana. This 25-bed, critical access facility based in Miami County is committed to providing the highest standard of quality healthcare. More than 400 healthcare professionals strong, Dukes offers inpatient and outpatient care, medical imaging, medical and surgical care, emergency diagnostics, sleep lab and much more. Team members work hard every day ensure a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families.

For more information, please visit dukesmemorialhosp.com, or contact Rachel Neighbors at rneighbors@dukesmemorialhosp.com or (765) 472-8000.

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