WESTCHESTER, Ill., Mar. 2 – St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Disorders Center in Garden City recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Disorders Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein, AASM president. “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 health care as designated by the AASM. The 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 more than 940 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.
St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Dr. Malaz almsaddi and is located at 401 East Spruce. For more information call (620) 272-2420.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorder centers and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research.