Hartford, WI – Aurora Medical Center in Washington County’s Sleep Lab has been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Medical Center also received a two-year certification for total knee replacement by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
The accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is given to sleep facilities that demonstrate a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services and the longitudinal management of sleep patients.
The two-year certification for total knee replacement is given to facilities that demonstrate excellence in providing disease-specific services in a comprehensive manner.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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