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Sleep Center Receives AASM Accreditation
January 25, 2005
The SwedishAmerican Sleep Disorders Center has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
“The AASM congratulates the SwedishAmerican Sleep Disorders Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorder center,” said Michael J. Sateia, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “The Center is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional quality healthcare as designated by the Academy. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves. Currently, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredits 773 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional membership organization dedicated to assuring quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promoting the advancement of sleep research, and providing public and professional education.