Faith Regional's Sleep Disorder Center has been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for a period of five years beginning December, 2008. The AASM is committed to ensuring that those in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety and the quality of life.
“This accreditation validates the high standards of care that we have always provided,” said Diane McGill, RPSGT, Faith Regional Sleep Disorder Center coordinator.
In order to obtain accreditation, a sleep disorder center must meet the highest standards of quality patient care in areas such as:
- testing procedures and policies
- patient safety and follow-up
- physician and staff training
As an accredited Sleep Center, patients can receive testing and treatments for many different sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Sleep studies can usually be scheduled within two to three weeks and individuals do not need a physician’s order to schedule a consultation.